Your sewing studio would not be complete without helpful notions to make your sewing faster, easier and more successful for every project you sew.

The notions that we carry are tested by our Certified Sewing Instructors, who find them high quality products that give home sewers professional results. Our best-selling Perfect Pattern Paper is great for both garment sewers and quilters. Machine embroidery benefits from PerfectSew Liquid Stabilizer. Pattern makers lover our French Curve Ruler. And SewkeysE Knit Stay Tape is what you need to control knit fabrics on necklines and hems. Look for these notions and more below!

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  • 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge

    A multi-functional sliding gauge for easy marking, this hem gauge is redesigned with thought. The slider locks in place at 1/8” increments.  The wide measuring edge increases accuracy. In addition to using it as a seam allowance and hem gauge, use it to space and mark buttonholes, and as a compass to draw perfect circles when a pin is inserted into a hole in the gauge.
  • Seam Ripper

    Use this handy tool for cutting thread on seams or button holes. When your existing seam ripper struggles to rip, you risk cutting the fabric. A new seam ripper is in order! This is our favorite ergonomic seam ripper. Pati suggests having a spare for when the other one starts to dull.
  • Bias Tape Maker - 18mm

    Pati loves this tool for making bias tape and for making bias or non-bias belt loops. The 18mm width makes finished ¼” belt loops. The built-in plastic insert in this Clover product controls fabric better than the ones with no insert.
  • Seams Right Multipurpose Sewing Tool

    Nancy Zieman has done it again! Use this multipurpose tool for sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, and embroidery. Have you ever needed a tool for pivoting around a corner when topstitching at the exact same distance from the next edge? Use this tool right at your sewing machine. It also helps when pivoting at a V-neckline so the “V” is perfectly centered. It also is a way to check seam allowances, sew perfect pocket corners, and mark buttonholes using the handy slot.
  • Lite Steam-a-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Tape 1/2" wide

    This 1/2"-wide double stick light fusible tape bonds permanently when ironed. And it virtually disappears into lace! We discovered this product while writing Knits for Real People. The “2” means it has been improved by making both sides of the fusible web sticky. This paper-back sticky fusible web can be stuck to the edge of a hem, paper removed, turned up and stuck to the fabric, then fused. We like to lightly touch the paper with the iron for better hold so we can stick it all the way around the hem. Then remove the paper, measure and turn up the hem using the Nancy Zieman hem gauge, and stick it in place. Then fuse. 20- yard package
  • Start-to-Sew Kit

    This starter kit for sewing, with 12 different sewing accessories, is a great gift for the beginner sewist. It includes tracing paper, tracing wheel, tomato pin cushion, tape measure, needle threader, marking pencil, sewing gauge, hand sewing needles, straight pins, 7” bent-handle scissors, seam ripper, and thimble. A great value!  
  • Stay-Tape

    A 1/2"-wide sheer, straight tape that stabilizes and supports without adding bulk to all fabrics, and especially sheer, fine, and knit fabrics. Will not fray when cut. Use for necklines, shoulder seams in knits, bias edges, roll lines of lapels, and hems, including hems in sleeves 100% nylon, preshrunk, washable and dry-cleanable, colorfast. 10-yard package  
  • SewkeysE Extremely Fine Double Sided Clear Fusible Stay Tape

    We love these fusible stay tapes developed by Emma Seabrooke. Use this one for hems, zippers, kick pleats, and trim applications. It goes on clear. 1 inch x 25 yards  
  • SewkeysE Extremely Fine Fusible Knit Stay Tape/Interfacing

    We love these fusible stay tapes developed by Certified Palmer/Pletsch Sewing Instructor Emma Seabrooke. This high-quality interfacing will stabilize the front of a knit cardigan-style stop, hems in woven fabric, and zipper areas. It's smooth looking and a convenient size. It's designed to fit and flatter women with real figures! 1-1/4" wide x 25 yards available in ivory, white, and black
  • SewkeysE Extremely Fine Fusible Woven Stay Tape

    We love these fusible stay tapes developed by Certified Palmer/Pletsch Instructor Emma Seabrooke. Use this product for narrow or wide hems on woven fabric or fabric that you do not wish to give or stretch, for shoulder seams and crotch seams, for the front of a cardigan from the fold back line up into the garment to stabilize it. 1/2" wide x 25 yards available in natural, white, and black
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  • SewkeysE Extremely Fine Fusible Knit Stay Tape

    We love these fusible stay tapes developed by Certified Palmer/Pletsch Instructor Emma Seabrooke.  Use this product for narrow hems or very wide hems on knit and/or light weight fabrics, to stabilize a low cut neckline such as a tank top neckline, to stabilize a neckline that will have a collar on it, and in place of bias tape on all knits as the knit stay tape is more compatible with knits. 1/2"wide x 25 yards available in ivory, white, and black
  • Perfect Pattern Paper This multipurpose grid-printed tissue paper is the essential design and fit tool for crafters, sewers, and quilters. The sturdy, translucent quality makes it compatible with pattern tissue for alterations and tissue-fitting, and it is strong enough to sew through without tearing. Our fitting students love it and wouldn't be without it! two 84" x 48" sheets