Our Favorite Things

Before you start any sewing project, it's a good idea to make sure you have all the tools you'll need for a successful go at it!

Here's a list of our favorite tools here at Gus + Steel:

Olfa 45mm Replacement Blades
Perfect for quickly and accurately cutting out patterns.

Olfa 45mm Quick-Change Rotary Cutter
Be sure to have these on hand for when your blade dulls.

Olfa 18mm Quick-Change Rotary Cutter
A smaller cutter for sharp turns and even more accurate cuts.

Olfa 18mm Replacement Blades
Always have a spare blade or two on hand so you can change them quickly and get back to cutting.

Acrylic Ruler
Perfect for measuring and cutting nice straight lines.

Fiskars Self-Healing Cutting Mat
This larger sized mat makes cutting any Gus + Steel Pattern a breeze.

Gingher Fabric Scissors
A good pair of fabric scissors is a must for cutting down yardage and large pattern pieces.

Pellon Wonder Under
We wouldn’t appliqué without this fusible interfacing.

Pellon Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
Great on knits or lightweight wovens where a little stabilization is necessary, such as, plackets and buttonholes.

Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers
Perfect for marking pocket targets, notches and a host of other things.

Elmer's Purple Glue Sticks
An easy alternative for quickly and temporarily “pressing” hem allowances and keeping small appliqué pieces in place.

Large-eyed Blunt Needles
An easy tool to tuck and secure serger tails.

Acrylic Ruler
Perfect for measuring and cutting nice straight lines.

Seam Ripper
Because nobody is perfect.

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