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In this post we are going to go over the basic sewing tools that you will need to get for your basic sewing kit.
- Fabric Scissors
- Paper Scissors; which ever brand you choose to go with is up to you and your pocket as fabric scissors tend to be on the pricey side, but you will need fabric scissors designated for only fabric. Never use your fabric scissors for paper or visa versa. Using fabric scissors for paper will dull your fabric scissors, and using your paper scissors for fabric will damage your fabric.
- Thread; begin with a basic black and white once you begin sewing garments you can expand your thread collection.
- Pins & Pincushion; the 2 inch pins with the colored ball tips are the best ones to begin with, along with the classic tomato pin cushion or a magnetic pin tray etc. But keep in mind, depending on the type of fabric you are going to be working with make sure to use the appropriate pin size.
- Needles; Hand Sewing Needles & Machine Sewing Needles; machine needles come in many sizes and for many fabrics, start with a universal pack, and a basic hand sewing needle set.
- Bobbins; depending on the machine you’ll either buy the plastic bobbins or the metal bobbins, also check which size bobbins your machine uses.
- Measuring Tape; make sure to buy the Fiber-Glass plastic ones not the fabric ones,as they will stretch and disfigure.
- Seam Ripper you may want to buy at least 5 of these as they tend to dull out from much use. And as a beginner you will go through a lot of these.
- Marking Tools; Tailors Chalk and/or Fabric Marker depending on your preference, I prefer chalk cause sometimes the fabric marker might not come off your fabric. I’ve had a bad experience with fabric markers in the past.
Optional helpful tools:
- Magnetic Seam Guide; helps you cheat when practice sewing. To make sure you sew and stay at your desired seam allowance.
- Sliding Seam Gauge
∴Organizing and storing your sewing supplies∴
I’ll touch on this briefly, there are many ways to store your sewing supplies. You can check out my post on the many ways of storing your sewing supplies Here and the way I store my sewing supplies Here.
Here are ideas and some inspiration on how to store and organize your sewing supplies.
And if you are really serious about sewing you might be considering a sewing studio or a corner of your room designated for sewing, here is some inspiration for ya.