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Things used for sewing and needlework

bobbin

noun

a small round object around which thread (=thin string used for sewing) is wound

cotton

noun

thread

cotton reel

noun

a spool for thread

eye

noun

the hole at the top of a needle

needle

noun

a small thin metal tool that is used for sewing. It has a sharp point at one end and a hole at the other

notions

noun

small objects such as pins and buttons that are used in sewing

pin

noun

a small thin piece of metal with a sharp point, used for holding cloth in place while you are sewing

pincushion

noun

a small soft object in which you keep pins and needles

pinhead

noun

the round part on the end of a pin

thimble

noun

a small metal or plastic cup that you wear on your finger to protect it when you are sewing

thread

noun

a long thin fiber used for sewing pieces of cloth together or for weaving

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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