Make sewing and quilting easier with the right tools and notions! Here you'll find essential sewing machine aids such as LED lights, sewing machine presser feet, fabric clips, sewing machine oil, seam guides, dusters, thread stands, and much more. Get your sewing machine humming with these handy quilting notions! Browse sewing machine aids from your favorite brands here.
Sewing machine aids are accessories and tools designed to make the sewing process more efficient, accurate, and enjoyable. You can think of them as a sewist’s little helper! Our top 3 sewing machine aids are:
Presser Feet: Most sewing machines come with a few presser feet, but there are several additional types that you can purchase separately to make sewing easier or as a replacement for a missing part. Some of the most useful sewing machine aids from this category include the walking foot, the zipper foot, and the quilting foot.
Sewing Machine Needles: It may seem obvious, but you can’t sew without a needle! And a brand-new, sharp needle will make things easy-breezy, so don’t overlook this sewing machine aid! We carry a wide range of sewing machine needle types from top brands, ranging from universal needles to ballpoint, quilting, and more.
Sewing Machine Bobbins: Can you ever have enough bobbins? We think not! Make sure you keep plenty of bobbins on hand for all of your sewing projects. Check your sewing machine manual to see what size and type of bobbin is best for your machine; we stock a wide range of metal and plastic bobbins, as well as pre-wound bobbins for maximum convenience.
In addition to these three indispensable sewing machine aids, there are several more tools and gadgets that aren’t necessarily essential to the sewing process, but they sure are nice to have around.
For instance, sewing machine oil plays an important role in keeping your machine running in tip-top shape, but it is generally not included when you purchase one. Check your manual to make sure you are purchasing the correct type and for instructions on where and how often to apply it.
Additional lighting can also be helpful. We have several types of stand lights and stick-on lights, as well as lights with magnifiers to make sure each stitch is crystal clear! And if the bulb in your sewing machine just burned out, worry not - we stock replacement bulbs from Dritz.
A needle threader is a handy tool for threading needles, especially for those with vision challenges.
If you struggle with consistency when you sew, stitch guides and seam gauges can be a quilter’s best friend! From magnetic to stick-on options, these handy sewing machine aids make it easy to sew consistent seams in a variety of widths.
For bigger projects such as full-size quilts, a sewing machine extension table can be an invaluable addition to your sewing space.
These are just a few sewing machine aids available to today’s quilter. Always refer to your sewing machine manual for guidance on compatible accessories and proper usage to “aid” your sewing!
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