To a seamstress or tailor, a helper is invaluable. Reaching, handing, holding, supporting are all the actions a helper can provide. What do you do if you don't have a shop helper? If you're into gadgets, it's fun to geek out with all the sewing gadgets that give you a third hand.
The grabber (reacher) is perfect for cleaning up pins and needles when dropped. It is strong enough to pick up scissors, and refined enough to grab beads out of the carpet. Sold at most online stores.
Load several spools of thread of the same color and drop into the Bob 'n Serge. Saves money on thread, blends threads easily, or stores extra bobbins for large projects. Available at most online stores.
Third Hand Sewing Clamp
The picture alone gives away how well this works as a third hand in sewing. Grab, pinch, hold while you work as though you are being assisted. These and vintage models are sold at most online stores.
A dress form is a valuable third hand. Use them for pattern making, shaping, fitting, and of course, draping when you need to accurately place hand sewn items.
One more invaluable gadget is a madnifier - light. One that clips on is handy, but the style you choose ultimately depends on your sewing set up
Other handy helpers include:
I could write and post so much more, but you get the idea by now. Look for helpers in the notions and gadgets to fit your sewing needs. Sewing is a pleasure; keep it that way with a few gadgets.
What gadgets or helpers do you have in your tool box? What ever you have or use, I wish you success and inspiration with all your creative projects - today and always.