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SET SQUARE

USED FOR

This is a workroom essential and probably the tool you will use most. Perfect for marking,  measuring, smoothing out & checking right angles.  

BUY HERE  GRADERS SET SQUARE





NEEDLES

USED FOR

Hand sewing with the right length needle is really important. Don't just make do with a random needle you have laying around.

WHAT WE USE

John James long darners size 7 - 5.8cm long.

BUY HERE  John James long darners size 7

BUY HERE  John James long darners size 7





PINS

USED FOR

WHAT WE USE

long and short glass head pins. The coloured glass head makes them easier to spot when removing them.

BUY HERE  48mm Long Glass Head Pins

BUY HERE  48mm Long Glass Head Pins

BUY HERE  30mm Glass Head Pins





1M STRAIGHT RULER

USED FOR

This is another workroom essential particularly when making Roman blinds.

BUY HERE  1m Aluminium Ruler





TAPE MEASURE

USED FOR

Workroom essential for measuring fabric lengths and widths.

WHAT WE USE

Stanley 5m

BUY HERE  5m Stanley tape (2 pack deal)

BUY HERE  5m Pesch metric only tape





VANISHING MARKER

USED FOR

A vanishing pen will make your life so much easier, particularly when making a Roman blind (marking rod pockets, stab stitches, side turns etc). There are various brands on the market.

WHAT WE USE

Hancocks Vanishing Pencil. We try and purchase the version with an eraser on the other end if we can.

BUY HERE  5 Pack Hancocks Vanashing Pencil with Eraser

BUY HERE  Single Hancocks Vanashing Pencil without Eraser





SCISSORS

USED FOR

As a minimum to make your soft furnishings you'll need a good pair of scissors. We've tried many pairs over the years including the traditional heavy all metal pairs. We currently use these Fiskars 27cm Tailor's shears. We like them because they are VERY sharp, have a long blade, cut really well and are light to hold and use.

WHAT WE USE

Fiskars 27cm Tailors scissors

BUY HERE  Fiskars 27cm Tailors scissors








SET SQUARE

USED FOR

This is a workroom essential and probably the tool you will use most. Perfect for marking,  measuring, smoothing out & checking right angles.  

BUY HERE  a GRADERS SET SQUARE





QUILTING RULER

USED FOR

This Janome quilting ruler is a fayourite tool in the workroom. It is great for quickly measuring and marking hems and side turns on curtains and blinds.

BUY HERE  Janome Quilting Ruler





1M STRAIGHT RULER

USED FOR

This is another workroom essential particularly when making Roman blinds.

BUY HERE  1m Aluminium Ruler





LONG T BAR

USED FOR

A long Tbar (longer than the fabric width) used in conjunction with a square edged table makes marking and cutting fabric lengths much much easier. If you don't have a square edged table then just get a 1.5m ruler

WHAT WE USE

150cm long T Bar





TAPE MEASURE

USED FOR

Workroom essential for measuring fabric lengths and widths.

WHAT WE USE

Stanley 5m

BUY HERE  5m Stanley tape (2 pack deal)

BUY HERE  5m Pesch metric only tape








VANISHING MARKER

USED FOR

A vanishing pen will make your life so much easier, particularly when making a Roman blind (marking rod pockets, stab stitches, side turns etc). There are various brands on the market.

WHAT WE USE

Hancocks Vanishing Pencil. We try and purchase the version with an eraser on the other end if we can.

BUY HERE  5 Pack Hancocks Vanashing Pencil with Eraser

BUY HERE  Single Hancocks Vanashing Pencil without Eraser








SCISSORS

USED FOR

As a minimum to make your soft furnishings you'll need a good pair of scissors. We've tried many pairs over the years including the traditional heavy all metal pairs. We currently use these Fiskars 27cm Tailor's shears. We like them because they are VERY sharp, have a long blade, cut really well and are light to hold and use.

WHAT WE USE

Fiskars 27cm Tailors scissors

BUY HERE  Fiskars 27cm Tailors scissors





THREAD CUTTERS

USED FOR

Thread cutters are great for tidying up your work, snipping off those loose ends.

WHAT WE USE

Various different pairs scattered around the workroom. The best pair we currently have are the orange fiskars.

BUY HERE  Fiskars Thread Snips






HACKSAW

USED FOR

Used to cut aluminium headrails and bottom bar





ROD CUTTERS

USED FOR

Cutting fibre glass rods with a hacksaw causes fine splinters that can stick in your fingers and be painful. These cable cutters make an much quicker, neater and safer job when cutting the rods.

BUY HERE  Comfort Grip Cable Cutters

BUY HERE  Cable Cutters









NEEDLES

USED FOR

Hand sewing with the right length needle is really important. Don't just make do with a random needle you have laying around.

WHAT WE USE

John James long darners size 7 5.8cm long.

BUY HERE  John James long darners size 7

BUY HERE  John James long darners size 7






PINS

USED FOR

WHAT WE USE

long and short glass head pins. The coloured glass head makes them easier to spot when removing them.

BUY HERE  48mm Long Glass Head Pins

BUY HERE  48mm Long Glass Head Pins

BUY HERE  30mm Glass Head Pins






STAPLE GUN

USED FOR

Used to staple the covering and velcro to wooden battens and velcro to pelmet boards.










CLAMPS

USED FOR

Spring clamps are really useful for holding the fabric in place on the table at certain times in the make up process.

WHAT WE USE

Plastic clamps various sizes

BUY HERE  6" Spring Clamps

BUY HERE  4.5" Spring Clamps

BUY HERE  4.5" and 6" Spring Clamps