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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: Sam247
Date: 11-04-2004, 02:07 AM (1 of 4)
I am trying to pick up a hobby, so I decided to sew. I need help on finding a good and cheap online website that sells garment related items such as: sewing threads, needles, and scizzors. I found this site by searching on yahoo. I was talking to a friend of mine and he suggested that I should use a WISS brand scizzors instead of my cheap 10 dollar staples scizzor. So if you have any time, can anyone one of you throw in some suggestions? Thanks for your time.
User: Sam247
Member since: 11-04-2004
Total posts: 1
From: Mom of Six
Date: 11-04-2004, 04:48 AM (2 of 4)
I used to use Wiss brand scissors but now I use FisKars they were cheaper & seem to work as good. When I need a new pair I wait for Jo Anns to have a 1/2 price coupon. I don't buy online so I don't have any sites for you but, I hope my advise helps. :bolt:
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
From: smith972
Date: 11-04-2004, 07:00 AM (3 of 4)
I used to buy my thread from ebay...but now i just go to hancocks and pick up all my is just about the same price when you add in shipping and handling....

I use maxi lock for both my sewing machine and my can buy and thread adjuster/stand that sits behind your sewing machine so that you can use the serger cone thread on you sewing machine...i like doing it this way because i have far more thread to work with and dont have to worry about running out of thread (at least neddle thread)...

I use fiskers sissors the one with the handle lock....i love them and use them only for sewing....whenever hancocks offers the sharppening i take the ones i have been useing most and get them sharppend....i have two pair so i use one pair for 2 months then use the other that way one stays sharped at all times...
User: smith972
Member since: 09-10-2004
Total posts: 241
From: MartySews
Date: 11-11-2004, 11:57 AM (4 of 4)
Superior Threads (out of the Chicago area) is a great source for ordering online thread. There is a email newsletter that keeps you informed of their products, promotions, etc. I've enjoyed using their thread and find them to be a good company. You can do a search of sewing threads and find lots of resources. Happy Stitching!
Marty :wink:
It takes one moment to change a life.
User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
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