Every dressmaker and serious crafter needs their trusty supply of holding pins and safety pins to help you along the way.
From pinning material ready for sewing, to adding punky details to your tartan trousers, we have a large variety of pins, in different sizes, to suit your needs.
Unsure which pins you need? Here’s a quick and handy guide to some of the most common pins dressmakers keep in their kits:
Glass head pins - the most widely used, made out of nickel plated steel for strength but lack in flexibility.
Ball-point pins - for use when working with stretch knits or jersey fabrics as the slightly rounded point doesn’t break the threads.
Silk pins - these extra fine pins are made specifically for delicate fabrics like silk, where the fibres are delicate and don’t bounce back.
T pins - for holding down upholstery fabrics or for those tricky craft projects that require pressing with an iron.
Quilting pins - extra long and durable to account for the many layers of fabric that need to be held together.