4. Useful Things

Left to right: tweezers; plastic manicure stick, with a beveled flat end for turning collars (the other end was filed to a smooth, not-too-sharp point); a letter opener, similarly adapted; a 6" quilters' ruler; a Seams Right gadget for ensuring accurate seam allowances; serger tweezers; a dental pick, a bamboo skewer, and a stiletto, for controlling fabric under the presser foot; a hump jumper and a jean-a-ma-jig, for sewing over bulky intersections.