Cutest piece of sewing equipment, ever!

So I bought a jacket pattern recently, from the Cupcake Goddess herself! You might know her – a red-headed seamstress with a love of colour and fine fabrics?

A while back, she mentioned listing a bunch of vintage patterns for sale, including this cute little 70′s jacket, and I couldn’t help picking it up for myself. (Before the layoff, of course! This was my very last online purchase.)

Cute, no? Wide collar and lapels, slightly fitted and flared silhouette, a longer body length – and it comes with the bell-bottom pants as well! I’m sure I have something in the stash that will work for this jacket.

And, the best part – guess what was surprisingly included in the package!?

A Cupcake Goddess seam roll! Oh how I have wanted one of these… it was even on my Christmas wishlist! It’s quite possibly the cutest piece of sewing equipment ever.

(If you click the image it will take you to the ‘Pressing Tools’ section of her shop – in case you wanted one of your own!)

I am such a happy camper – I wanted one of these so much! It will come in handy when I get to pressing Mr Sewaholic’s shirt, as well as just about anything with a sleeve. Sunni saw that I wanted one for Christmas and because we’ve been chatting via email (and she’s that awesome), sent me one with my Etsy purchase! I’m a lucky, lucky girl.

Did you know the wool side is for pressing on low heat, while the cotton side is for pressing on high heat? When it arrived there was a little note attached to the seam roll. So helpful!It comes with a little refill bag of sawdust, in case you don’t have any on hand.

I always love picking up parcels from the post office, but this was the best mail day ever! What a lovely surprise and a thoughtful early Christmas gift. Thank you Sunni, I’ll put it to good use!

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14 Responses to Cutest piece of sewing equipment, ever!

  1. karen November 10, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    I’ve been lusting after a Cupcake pincushion. May need to go and do some spending…

  2. lap November 10, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    I have a strong belief that every online sewer has at least one sewing aid from The Cupcake Goddess on their Christmas list. I am hoping for a seam roll and ham set myself!

    Tasia- I’m crazy about the lapel on that jacket- I can’t wait to follow along when you make it! I was so inspired by how Sunni’s boyfriend jacket muslin turned out that I found the same pattern in my size. (so lucky for me!)

  3. Pam November 10, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    Dear Gosh! I love that seam roll – and you made a great “last” purchase – I can’t wait to see sew it up! Thanks for the link!!

  4. Jessica November 10, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Oooooh, that’s a cute pattern, I love those details! And I’ve been thinking about one of her seam rolls for awhile now …

  5. Sherry November 10, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    Lucky you – her sleeve rolls and hams are so lovely looking, and nicely packaged too!
    The jacket looks like a lovely cut, especially around the armhole/shoulder – can’t wait to see what you make it in!

  6. Samina November 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    That has got to be the prettiest seam roll I’ve ever seen! Much cuter that my run of the mill plaid thingy. Thanks for the cotton/wool info, BTW. I didn’t know that. I always figured it was a decorative thing.

  7. Rachel November 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Hmm, I think I’ll be spending some time on etsy later today. Can’t wait to see the jacket in progress – what fabric are you thinking?

  8. The Cupcake Goddess November 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    AHHHH! You are so sweet! I’m so glad you like it too! xoxo

  9. Tasia November 10, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Rachel, I have a couple of ideas! I’d love to use corduroy for fall, in a navy or chocolate brown, or velveteen even! But since I’m working from the stash, I do have a red wool that would be nice, or an orange cotton twill. It’s a nice autumn orange and I’m picturing it with brown wood or leather buttons. I think that’s what I’ll try first!
    And I love that a lot of you have been coveting the Cupcake Goddess tools as well – isn’t it nice to work with *pretty* equipment? Anything that makes pressing and ironing easier and more fun is a great idea to me!

  10. Casey November 11, 2010 at 5:40 am #

    Oh my!!! That is the cutest seam roll I’ve ever seen (and puts my rather plain one to shame… ;) hehe). It will certainly make pressing a bit more fun and cheerful. And how sweet of Sunni to include it in the package! :)

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  11. lap November 11, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    Oh I vote orange twill! I think orange twill is just the ticket!

  12. Tilia November 11, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    That seam roll is gorgeous! I didn’t know they were made with sawdust. Since my father is a carpenter that means I could myself one, hmmm. :D

    Linden blossoms in my tea

  13. Angela November 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Oo… how fun! Hehe… I’ve been eyeing her sewing aids, too. They’re so cute! She’s super sweet!

  14. Gardenia Girl November 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    That is such a gorgeous seam roll, and The Cupcake Goddess was, well, a cupcake to send you one. I want one!

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