My 10 Favourite Sewing Tools

Ive been asked from time to time what are my favourite craft tools, so I thought I would break them down into sewing tools and craft tools.

Here are my favourite 10 sewing tools in no particular order.

Links to all of them are on my craft/sewing products Pinterest Board Here

Use my affiliate links to purchase them, just choose the item and then click on “Visit” it will take you straight to it.

  1. Janome Memorycraft 9900
  2. Juki MO1000 serger
  3. Sewing Gague
  4. Fiskars scissors
  5. Clover wonder clips
  6. Olfa rotary cutter
  7. Olfa self healing mat
  8. Quilters ruler
  9. Air and Water erasable pens
  10. Fabric glue stick

Let me know what are your favourites.

I will post my 10 favourite crafting tools next week.



ScanNCut Patchwork Cushion Part 1

This video is how I made this patchwork design in SNC Canvas, how I cut it with the machine and put it together and made it into an envelope style cushion cover. Its in 3 parts.

Some of the products I use
Brother SNC CM900

High Tack Adhesive support sheet

Dont forget to visit my new website you can now buy products I use or similar Here









Part 1 is Here



New Website – Applelover53

I have a new website Here

If you have a UK address you can now but the products I use or similar through my Amazon Affiliate links. It doesn’t cost you any more money but if you choose to buy through my links I can earn a small commission.

A lot of the products I use with my ScanNCut are not always from Brother, especially things like vinyl. Cricut make some great products and many of them can be used with a SNC so Ive included a separate shop tab for those products too.

The shop tab on the top of this blog will also take you there.

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year

I know I said this recently in my live stream, but I never imagined that when I posted that first SNC video on Youtube which was to help someone, that I would be sat here today with nearly 20,000 subscribers.

I have so many people that contact me asking questions, requesting videos and thanking me for the help I give on Youtube and its lovely to know that you are there..

I love this machine and its built in scanner is my favourite feature, but which ever machine you own I hope that the tutorials and projects I show help and inspire you to have a go and to not be afraid of using yours and to try new things.

These are just some of the projects Ive done this year and a couple that wont be shown until January.

Please continue to subscribe and request projects. I am sure there will be many people getting a cutting machine for Christmas if you know anyone, please tell them to check out my Youtube channel and subscribe.

I will also be making some videos for the Cricut machine using their online software programme (Design Space 3) So if you know anyone who owns a Cricut tell them to check out my videos too.

Just as a reminder all my videos on YT are in playlists, so If you want to know how to do a specific project or task on the machine, look in that playlist.

If you want to know how to do something in Canvas look in that playlist. There are also playlist for Fonts, Live, Inkscape, Miscellaneous, Cricut and sewing in both the Janome and Juki playlists.

Finally, I get asked a lot what sewing machine, SNC and products I use So Ive created a Walmart shopping cart with products. The link should be in the description box under every video but I will add it Here 

You may get a warning message but it is safe, just click on “Go to site”

You can either add an item to a shopping basket of your own and purchase it directly from my link or use the information as a guide for what to look for when you are shopping.

I have included things like my SNC, my Janome sewing machine, the Zig two way glue pen I use to restick my mats, SNC rhinestone kit, vinyl, transfer tapes and so much more and I will continue to try and add to it. I hope it helps.

I just want to say Happy New Year to you all and hope that 2018 is a good year for all of us.


ScanNCut Fabric Quilted Table Mat

Since I changed my craft room around and swapped desks, my SNC machine doesn’t move freely on my white desk so I decided I would make a little mat for it to sit on.

In this video I show how I used the SNC to cut the fabric patchwork pieces using an inbuilt design. I also show how to put it all to gather and bind it.

I also have a video showing how I used my Janome MC9900 to quilt each block, you can find that in the “janome’ playlist on my channel its “called Overview part 3”

Here is what I made.








The video is Here


Free Font

Instead of a font made up of letters this is a font made up of state names and phrases.

Its free for a limited time Here and its called United Scripts

Once you download it there is a TTF in the folder for you to install and an accompanying PDF outlining the state names and phrases.







It may be useful for anyone who uses heat transfer vinyl for fabric projects.