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Do you get frustrated when your fabric moves around while you’re trying to sew? Sewing clips are your answer. These little tools are a handy addition to any sewing kit. They hold fabric in place, but unlike pins, they won’t prick you as you work or leave holes in your fabric. And their flat backs allow you to feed fabric under the foot of a sewing machine without hindrance. Browse our selection of the best sewing clips below.
1. Clover Wonder Clips
Clover’s Wonder Clips are tried and true. These small, one-inch clips have a ferocious bite, opening up to roughly a half inch and keeping layers of fabric in place. The flat back glides smoothly along your sewing machine base. As a bonus, these come with a secure plastic case to keep them organized among your crafting tools.
2. MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips
This set includes 100 multicolor sewing clips made to hold multiple layers of fabric. Designed with a stainless steel clip mechanism, each 1-inch clip opens wide and provides a sturdy hold. A handy tin box keeps your clips together, making both storage and transport easy.
3. Clover Jumbo Wonder Clips
Just like Clover’s signature Wonder Clip, the Jumbo version offers superior hold and longevity. Like the name suggests, these clips are, well, bigger than the standard size, measuring up at 2.25 inches. That large size means not only can you fit thickly rolled fabric in its claw, but it can reach farther in from the edge for inner details. The larger handles are also appreciated by those with arthritis or others who experience difficulties opening the smaller clips.
4. Taylor Seville Small Magic Clip
The thin metal feet of the Taylor Seville Magic Clip will likely be appreciated by sewers who like the unobtrusiveness of straight pins but want an easier option. The clips, made from surgical grade stainless steel, lay flatter than plastic clips, but have blue and green plastic handles for marking different lines, if need be.
5. ACCO Small Binder Clips
For an inexpensive trick that even the professionals turn to, try binder clips to hold your fabric together. The same tension that keeps your papers from slipping out can keep your fabric in place. These small ACCO clips work much like the fabric clips listed above, but for thick, bulky fabric, you could of course try a larger size.