When one chooses to hand make their wardrobe, or to shop hand made goods, often the path starts with the desire to support locally made products. But even when making your own clothing, most of the tools you use to cut, pin, and stitch your items together are made in China. Which is tough to swallow since half the reason you make your own things is to avoid having your products made in China! And here the tools you use in your sewing studio came from that exact place.
Well, it doesn't have to be that way. I just stumbled on Maison Sajou, the cutest supplier of pins, scissors, and other goodies, all made in France. Yes, they are more expensive, so there's no way I'm going to make the changeover to non-made-in-China-tools immediately. But as I need things, I will absolutely consider stocking my studio with these items. And not only are they functional, but they are all so cute! Hello, I think I need a pair of Eiffel Tower scissors!
If anyone has other suggestion of tools and supplies that aren't made in China, let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear about more!
Photos from Maison Sajou