A Sewing Essential that I regularly use is my Pinking Shears.
I originally thought these sturdy trimmers were best for keeping your fabric from fraying when cut. And while certainly good for that, I have found that I use them far more for trimming curved seams.
The zig-zag teeth create the perfect jagged seam around curves and corners in your sewing, keeping you from having to cut all those tiny little triangles. I shared "Pinking" as a simple sewing tip here because of this.
I love this handy tool especially for this and have been reminded with the sewing projects we've done around here the past couple of months just how essential they are!
Oh...and let me make a little note here....quality does matter in regards to Pinking Shears. I first tried to buy a less expensive pair which just ended up frustrating me when I tried to use them. These are heavy, and sometimes cumbersome and tiresome to use for long periods, but boy to they do the job well!
Pinking Shears....a definite Sewing Essential!
For other items I consider essential in my sewing room, check out the Sewing Essentials page at the top of the blog.