Sewing Accessories – Irons, Needles, Scissors, Threads & More

Here at Affordable Sew & Vac, you’ll find all the sewing accessories you need to complete that big project.

Needles & Notions


We carry the full line of Schmetz needles:

  • Universal
  • Leather
  • Ballpoint
  • Stretch
  • Denim
  • Microtex
  • Quilting
  • Embroidery
  • Self Threading
  • Top Stitch
  • Metallica
  • Wing Hem Stitch
  • Wing Double
  • Twin
  • Twin Stretch
  • Twin Denim
  • Twin Embroidery
  • Twin Metallica
  • Triple
  • Bulk (100 needles per case)

Specialty Needles

We carry a variety of specialty needles including Singer and Janome. If you don’t see what you need here in our industrial needle section, we can special order any type you may need.


  • 2054 (serger)
  • 2045 (stretch)
  • 2029 (woven)

Industrial Needles

  • DC X 1
  • DC X 1F
  • 135 X 8TRI
  • 134 X 135 (R)
  • DP X 8
  • TQ X 3
  • DV X 57
  • DA X 1
  • DP X 5
  • DP X 17
  • DP X 7
  • DP X 35
  • DB X 1
  • EL X 705


You’ll find a wide selection of scissors from dressmaker shears to kitchen shears right here at Affordable Sew & Vac. Ask us about our scissor sharpening service for precision cutting!

Fiskars Soft Touch

  • 5 inch. Micro-Tips
  • Fabric shears
  • Pinking shears


  • Pinking
  • Strait trimmers
  • Fine quilters


  • Pinking
  • Machine embroidery scissors
  • 4 inch curved embroidery scissors with large handle
  • Feather weight dress maker's shears


  • Home and office scissors, left and right handed


  • Pinking shears
  • Various sizes of fabric shears


  • Multi-purpose kitchen shears


  • Fraliz "Stork" from Italy
  • Fraliz Gift Box featuring two sizes of gold handled scissors and gold thimble
  • Komfort Kut 8 1/4 inch economical fabric shear
  • Plumette Utility Scissors with ergonomic Handles ideal for sewing
  • Delicate Cut Precision Needleart Stainless Scissors 2 1/2 inch


We currently have a basket full of bulk zippers, mostly open ended for jackets costing a dollar per zipper on a first come basis.

"Make-A-Zipper"sold at $1.50 per foot, great for Duvet covers, crafts, clothing and more. We have eight different colours from which to choose.

We now have "Make-A-Zipper" invisible zippers and heavy duty zippers.


A multitude of colours are available. Call Jan for more information.

At both stores, we carry the following types of threads:

  • Mettler thread in polyester and cotton
  • Silky threads in rayon, metallic, sliver, heavy weight and blendable
  • Janome embroidery threads
  • Wonderful specialty threads in rayon and metallic
  • American & Efird heavy duty nylon for upholstery, canvas, denim, leather, etc.
  • Coats Outdoor Living thread, UV resistant, colour fast ideal for canvas products such as sails, tents, outdoor furniture and awnings
  • Large selection of serger cone thread and woolly nylon


Silver Star ES-94A Gravity Iron

Silver Star ES-94A Gravity Iron

This sleek design of this iron includes a comfortable handle and improved steam quality that presses seams flat in no time. Its compact shape and tip mean you can iron into corners and other hard-to-iron areas easily. This iron is a timesaver for professionals and hobbyists alike.

Rowenta Focus DW5090

Rowenta Focus DW5090

The Rowenta Focus iron is a versatile, Euro-style iron whose extra-large water tank and 400 microsteam holes give you powerful steam, evenly distributed. The self-clean system prevents streaking of mineral deposits when you iron or steam. The Rowenta’s precision tip and rounded back give you a wrinkle-free finish. Need to steam wrinkles out of drapes? The Rowenta Focus can be used in the upright position!

Electrolux ELFI18K7MM

Electrolux Perfect Glide™ Iron (Model# ELFI18K7MM)

The Electrolux Perfect Glide is great for a variety of fabrics ranging from acrylic and polyester to linen, denim and cotton. This iron comes with many components including a spray nozzle and steam jet button.

Revealing Ironing Board Covers

Make ironing less of a chore with these novelty iron board covers. As they heat up, these graphics become more graphic.

Regular $59.95

Special $29.95

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The Ott-Lite Story

Through 40 years of research, photobiologist Dr. John Nash Ott, a world renowned scientist and pioneer in time lapse photography, has developed a variety of true-colour lighting products.

Dr. Ott met the challenge of reproducing natural daylight indoors when he developed the first Ott-lite while filming the Secrets of Life series for Walt Disney. This new technology has revolutionized the way we view everything. For the first time, it is possible to see indoors as clearly as we do outside under natural daylight; without the heat, glare and distortion of ordinary artificial lighting. Specially formulated rare earth phosphors are used to create illumination that accurately creates natural daylight indoors. These formulations are custom blended to produce light that satisfies specific viewing requirements such as lower glare, less distortion, better detail definition and accurate colour rendering.

Ott-Lites are great for machine and hand needle sewers and a must for artists.

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