I don't usually write a whole blog post about sales you can find on one site for a day and a half, but it's hard to argue with the shopping experience that is Amazon. There are a lot of great deals starting tomorrow on sewing supplies that I use and love, so I really couldn't let the event go by without sharing those with you!
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Prime Day goes live at noon Pacific time, so I will be updating the deals here every half hour throughout the day, and again on Tuesday. If you're an email subscriber, you'll need to visit my blog to see what's current, as this email won't show the updates, and this is the only email you'll receive.
To be able to take advantage of these prices, you do need to be an Amazon Prime member. If you aren't, you can start your 30 day trial right now, so you're all set for the sale on Monday and Tuesday.
While we wait for the big sale to start, let me tell you about a couple of Amazon Prime tools I use while I'm sewing.
I can't work when it's quiet. Some sort of sound in the background seems to force me to stay focused. I started with music before Amazon Music Unlimited was available, but it might be time to step up with a free trial.
I started adding some podcasts in, which I still love, but then I discovered I could listen to books! I can't even tell you how many I've been through so far, and my wish list is very long. In my opinion, Audible might be one of the best things available through Amazon Prime and, like most services during this sale, you can sign up for a free trial of it as well.
The last one is the Kindle Reading App. This one is free, and what I love about it is that I can pull up a sewing, craft, or even business book on my phone anywhere I am. All you have to do is download the app. Did you know you can also open PDFs with it, and not just Kindle-specific books?
While these haven't fallen under their Prime Day deals yet, here's a few things I use often:
Fiskars 190500 RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears - I always have a pair of these near my sewing machine and another at my work table.
Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears - I have a pair of these that are about 30 years old, and I still use them every day.
Sewline Riolis Sewline Water-Soluble Fabric Glue Pen with Refill - A must-have for English paper piecing. I haven't tried it for applique yet, but I will soon.
Alvin GBM Series Green/Black Professional Self-Healing Cutting Mat 36 x 48 - This is the brand I use on my work table. I'm a deep cutter, and this big mat is up to it.
Brother Embroidery Machine, PE770, 5” x 7” Embroidery Machine - This is the embroidery machine I bought before Christmas that's patiently waiting for me to get to using it more often.
Olfa Deluxe Rotary Cutter (60mm) - I'm not using the pic on this one because it's showing the wrong version - this one has the handle you squeeze to retract the blade guard. I just bought this from a store last week, but paid more than the price on this 60mm for the 45mm, and that was with a coupon.
Dritz 665D Seam-Fix Seam Ripper - This is one of my many seam rippers, and that white part on top really does work well for pulling up the little threads.