Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

50 Litres Of Sewing Clutter - Part 1

Remember my storage room?  I am working my way through everything box by box. The boxes are mostly 50 litre boxes. (that's about 13 US gallons)

I dug a box out of the storage room and opened it up. It set my allergies off with that I've-been-stored-for-way-to-long mustiness aroma, so everything is getting washed first.

The calico stuff got washed yesterday (you might call it muslin or unbleached cotton). I had to take the scissors to all the thread monsters.

calico fabric stuff

I washed the whites this morning which included some delicates that I didn't want to throw in with the calico stuff.

white bits of fabric

 And the colours are about to go into the washing machine.

50 litre box

Yes, that is the 50 litre box AFTER all the whites and calico have been removed. It was a little overstuffed.

Because there's so much stuff in that box I'm going to share it in several posts.

To find out why there's so much calico stuff click here.
To see what all the coloured things are and if I kept them click here.
And the rest of it.


  1. Looks like you will have a lot of fabric to create with when it is all washed and ready. :-)

    1. I'll keep some of it but the plan is to clear out all the mountains of scraps to make room for new projects.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun little projects ahead!

    1. Hahaha, that's why I've kept them for so long. Time to admit it won't happen and let the scraps go (well some of them anyway)

  3. Thanks for sharing on How To Get Organized At Home:)

  4. I love finding "new" stuff when I go through my fabric stash! Thanks for linking up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share Link Party. I hope you’ll join us every Sunday night at 7 with more of your creative sewing projects.
    ~Bonnie @ Behind the Seams Sewing

  5. I see lots of new projects on the way. I'm auditing my wardrobe now and it doesn't look too good !


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