As of today, our online store stocks what I consider to be the highest quality of tools available - Merchant & Mills! merchant and mills banner If you are tired of sifting through racks of sewing tools that most commonly feature gimicky plastic tools and pink and purple notions, than we know how you feel!  If you are on the quest for quality sewing tools that will not only properly serve their purpose but also look dignified while doing it, then you need look no further than Merchant & Mills! I found Merchant & Mills when I was looking for a Tailor's Beeswax in hopes of avoiding the REALLY annoying tangles and knots that I am constantly plagued with when I try to hand sew hems. Blog Size-2   They are a little British company, based out of East Sussex, run by partners Carolyn and Roderick.  Matt and I, upon viewing their inspirational welcome video, connected with the principles behind their company immediately and thus we are VERY proud to be stocking their classic and functional sewing tools and notions. We have selected some of, what I consider to be, the most essential sewing notions to add to the Sewing Supplies section of our store.  Aside from beeswax (in a really handy little storage pot), we are now stocking beautiful glass headed pins... Blog Size-6 and sturdy hand sewing needles... Blog Size-4   ...a very dignified and easy-to-use tape measure... Blog Size-7   ...and, best of all, the manliest of thread snips! Blog Size-5   We're really excited to be offering such functional and dignified tools to menswear sewists.  Now that I've got the sewing tools bug, I'd love to hear: What sewing tool do you most wish to add to your sewing room?  What is the best/most used one that you already own?
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ThreadTheory said:

Those are great ideas :) Thanks! I’m having fun assembling all the things I wish I could find when I walk into a sewing store and I can certainly agree to tracing paper as being one of those things! Point turners are a great idea too – my mother in law recently gave me one and I find it works much better than the knitting needle (or the scissors…oops!) that I always use.

ellen said:

I still need a point turner for collars, and what I wish was easier to find because I use it so much, is tracing paper. I order online, but $30 a roll and an extra $30 for shipping is nuts!

ThreadTheory said:

A yes, Merchant & Mills have some real beauties – we might have to include some in our next big order!

Susan Terrill said:

A really great pair of scissors that will last forever.

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