There are several tools I like to reach for and am esp grateful to have. One is a small, lightweight and powerful wet/dry vac. It effectively sucks up dust and thread bits from inside my sewing machine and doesn't weigh much at all. The other day I also used it to clean the inside of the car, then put the hose on the blowing port to rid the garage floor of dried leaves. Wow, that was the best $30 I ever spent.
The other tools I like a lot are hemostats and stuffing forks. They help to place bits of stuffing exactly where I want them to go, like inside these doll arms.