Thursday, 5 April 2012

My new Sewing Machine Mate.... just had to show you

So, Q had a magnetic screw bowl hanging around and not doing much. I cleaned it up and just had to show you it! It is amazingly handy! I have a normal sewing machine, not computerised in the slightest... so it is handy for my machine feet when going from 1/4" seam foot to zipper foot to the normal foot all in one project. It has magnetised my pins, my scissors and seam ripper. 

I just did a quick Google search and the bowls can be bought for €5... bargain!

So... now when I am using sewing, I can quickly whack my pins back in my pincushion, knowing that they will stay just there and NOT on my carpet. Carpets in a sewing room are a nightmare... let it be said. But hey, we rent and that is just the way it is.

In other news....

  • My pattern pieces for the Sew Retro Bombshell Dress are cut out
  • All my bits are in place. Housework in the morning... sewing afternoon. Let the 'Bombshell Sessions' begin!
  • I got 100 buttons for €1 from




  1. Oh I'm itching to get sewing again. I've recently indulged in some vintage patterns, but it will be at least 2 weeks before I can start any of them :-(

    1. At least you can devise a fiendish and streamlined plan in the mean time! What have you bought?

  2. Love the magnetic screw bowl idea! Also, can't wait to see your bombshell dress. :)

  3. Great idea! I have carpet in my room at home and it's horrible! Pins everywhere!!


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