The ubiquitous lint roller. Like most people, I keep one in my closet to remove lint and pet fur from clothing, and one in the laundry room for those times I forget to take that Kleenex out of my pocket. Now, I've discovered the lint roller's sticky magic works wonders in my sewing area.
- Seam ripping leaves hundreds of tiny bits of thread that really cling to the fabric. Run the lint roller over the ripped seam a couple times and, presto, they're gone.
- Drop your pins? Use your lint roller to pick them up quickly. You're less likely to stick your finger or find them with your foot.
- When you don't have time to vacuum, use your lint roller to pick up threads off your sewing table and the floor around where you sew.
- After finishing a project, go over it with your lint roller to give it a clean finished look. It picks up all the lint and loose threads that accumulate.
- Then, roller yourself off so you don't bring sewing area lint and threads into other rooms.