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    • Beeswax

    • Beeswax (Cera alba) is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into "scales" by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, who discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to form cells for honey-storage and larval and pupal protection wit ... Read »


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    • Bobbin

    • A bobbin is a spindle or cylinder, with or without flanges, on which wire, yarn, thread or film is wound. Bobbins are typically found in sewing machines, cameras, and within electronic equipment. In non-electrical applications the bobbin is used for tidy storage without tangles. In electrical applications a coil of wir ... Read »


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    • Chalk

    • Chalk

      Chalk (pronunciation: /ˈtʃɔːk/) is a soft, white, porous, sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite. Calcite is an ionic salt called calcium carbonate or CaCO3. It forms under reasonably deep marine conditions from the gradual accumulation of minute calcite shells (cocc ... Read »


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    • Dress form

    • A dress form is a three-dimensional model of the torso used for fitting clothing that is being designed or sewed. When making a piece of clothing, it can be put on the dress form so one can see the fit and drape of the garment as it would appear on a body, and make adjustments or alterations. Dress forms come in all si ... Read »


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    • Knit picker

    • A Knit Picker is a fabric tool used to remove snags from clothes and fabrics. It has a small hook that grabs the snag, and can then be pulled through to the interior side to remove it. The hook is very fine to ensure it gets under the snag. A popular brand is the American brand "Dritz". ... Read »


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    • Needle threader

    • A needle threader is a device for helping to put thread through the eye of a needle. Many kinds exist, though a common type combines a short length of fine wire bent into a diamond shape, with one corner held by a piece of tinplate or plastic. The user passes the wire loop through the needle eye, passes the string thro ... Read »


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    • Needlecase

    • A needlecase or needle case is a small, often decorative, holder for sewing needles. Early needlecases were usually small tubular containers of bone, wood, or bronze with tight-fitting stoppers, often designed to hang from a belt. Needlecases are sometimes called by the French name étui and are typically one of the ... Read »


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    • Pattern notcher

    • A pattern notcher is a common tool used in patternmaking and sewing that creates a notch in a paper pattern. Notches are used to align pattern pieces. Notches in the paper are more useful than marks on the paper as they allow the marking tool to mark the fabric inside the pattern area. ... Read »


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    • Pin

    • A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together. Pins often have two components: a long body and sharp tip made of steel, or occasionally copper or brass, and a larger head often made of plastic. The sharpened body penetrates the material, while the larger head provides a driving surface. It is formed ... Read »


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    • Pincushion

    • A pincushion (or pin cushion) is a small, stuffed cushion, typically 3–5 cm (1.2–2.0 in) across, which is used in sewing to store pins or needles with their heads protruding so as to take hold of them easily, collect them, and keep them organized. Pincushions are typically filled tightly with stuffing, ... Read »


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    • Pinking shears

    • Pinking shears are scissors, the blades of which are sawtoothed instead of straight. They leave a zigzag pattern instead of a straight edge. The pinking shears design was made by Sameul Briskman in 1931. Pinking shears have a utilitarian function for cutting woven cloth. Cloth edges that are unfinished will easily fr ... Read »


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    • Prym

    • The "William Prym GmbH & Co. KG" is the oldest family business in Germany. The holding company is located in Stolberg (Rhineland). For twelve generations the Prym family has been operating from the city of Stolberg, Germany, making and marketing semi-finished copper and brass products as well as haberdashery. In t ... Read »


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    • Rotary cutter

    • A rotary cutter is a tool generally used by quilters to cut fabric. It consists of a handle with a circular blade that rotates, thus the tool's name. Rotary cutter blades are very sharp, can be resharpened, and are available in different sizes: usually smaller blades are used to cut small curves, while larger blades ar ... Read »


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    • Scissors

    • Scissors are hand-operated shearing tools. They consist of a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles (bows) opposite to the pivot are closed. Scissors are used for cutting various thin materials, such as paper, cardboard, metal foil, cloth, rope, and wire. A la ... Read »


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    • Seam ripper

    • A seam ripper is a small tool used for unpicking stitches. The most common form consists of a handle, shaft and head. The head is usually forked with one side of the fork flattening out and becoming a blade and the other side forming a small point. In some designs the blade side then tapers back to a point to allow ea ... Read »


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    • Sewing machine

    • A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies. Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered t ... Read »


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    • Sewing needle

    • A sewing needle for hand-sewing is a long slender tool with a pointed tip at one end and a hole or eye at the other. The earliest needles were made of bone or wood; modern ones are manufactured from high carbon steel wire and are nickel- or 18K gold-plated for corrosion resistance. The highest quality embroidery needle ... Read »


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    • Sewing table

    • A sewing table or work table is a table or desk used for sewing. Generally it has large amounts of space and a full set of sewing tools. Nearby there will be a chair and a waste bin. A common attachment is a dropleaf to give expanded space. Other attachments can be a cloth bag for storing sewing materials, drawers, or ... Read »


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    • Stitching awl

    • A stitching awl is a tool with which holes can be punctured in a variety of materials, or existing holes can be enlarged. It is also used for sewing heavy materials, such as leather or canvas. It is a thin, tapered metal shaft, coming to a sharp point, either straight or slightly bent. These shafts are often in the for ... Read »


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    • Tape measure

    • A tape measure or measuring tape is a flexible ruler. It consists of a ribbon of cloth, plastic, fibre glass, or metal strip with linear-measurement markings. It is a common measuring tool. Its design allows for a measure of great length to be easily carried in pocket or toolkit and permits one to measure around curves ... Read »


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    • Thimble

    • A thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing. Usually, thimbles with a closed top are used by dressmakers but special thimbles with an opening at the end are used by tailors as this allows them to manipulate the cloth more easily. Finger guards differ from tail ... Read »


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    • Tracing wheel

    • A tracing wheel, also known as a pattern wheel, pounce wheel, and dart wheel, is an with multiple teeth on a wheel attached to a handle. The teeth can be either serrated or smooth. It is used to transfer markings from patterns onto fabric with or without tracing paper, this sewing tool also makes slotted perforations. ... Read »


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    • Vogart Crafts Corporation

    • Vogart Crafts Corporation, based in New York City, was best known for designing and manufacturing iron-on embroidery transfer designs. It was a United States corporation in business from about 1930 until around 1990, when its parent corporation, Pioneer Systems, Inc., caused it to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. ... Read »


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    • Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal

    • Charles Fredrick Weisenthal was awarded the patent for the first known mechanical device for sewing in 1755. One might argue that he invented the sewing machine. He was born in Germany, but was in England at the time of invention. For his invention of a double pointed needle with an eye at one end, he received the Brit ... Read »


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