Welcome to another Tooled Up column where we aim to bring you reviews of cool gadgets and fun products from all over our crafty world. Today – sewing needles to help you with perfect stitching!
We all have a favourite sewing needle and if we’re honest we probably don’t stray far from it very often. But if you have a look around you never know what you’ll find – look at these colourful beauties!
These are the Certain Stitch needles from Pony – and what helpful little guys they are. As you will see below, each needle has a mark along the side of it.
As the back of the packaging says, “Be certain of your stitches – The coloured band guarantees neat, uniform stitches.” And it does, giving us the chance of perfect stitching! The little coloured mark is genius. The length from the tip of the needle to the coloured mark is the same length as the coloured mark.
I began stitching with a knot in the back of some fabric. As the needle came through to the front I could see and actually feel slightly when the coloured section was about to come through. That’s your cue to put the point back through the fabric again, and on it goes… It couldn’t be easier.
This review could not have come at a better time for me, I’m about to start hand stitching a quilt and wondered how I was going to keep my stitches the same length. Now I don’t need to worry and I can’t wait to get started.
If you want to see them in action Pony have an excellent video on their website showing this which you can view here.
And if you want to buy some and get on the road to your own perfect stitching, you can find stockists by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
And don’t forget to visit Pony’s lovely Instagram page here to see more of their products.
Have you tried them out yet? How did you get on?
Originally from Northern Ireland, Jo Burgess is a craft crazy rock music loving gal based in England. With a career including time spent as a motorsport journalist in England, in the film industry in Northern Ireland, and working on ghost tours in Scotland, her background is as mixed up as her love of craft. Jo will try her hand at anything and loves learning a new skill with tea and cake, crafty friends and great music blasting out of her speakers. Cross stitch, electronics, sewing, beadwork, glass fusing - she loves it all, and through this column Jo hopes to pass her love of different crafts, music and (of course) cake on to you. Craft rocks!