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 Sewing Supplies, Tools, and Equipment

What Supplies Do I Need to Begin Sewing?

Sewing supplies you will need before you begin to sew.


    So you bought a new sewing machine and you're excited about getting started at a new hobby. Some things you need for your new sewing or quilting hobby are necessities, and other things are optional, depending on your budget, and the type of sewing you are doing.  Below are a few suggestion lists. 


Sewing Supplies Tools & Equipment:

For Cutting

Cutting Table

Straight Pins

Dressmakers Shears (scissors)

Yard Stick

Tape Measure


Sewing Supplies Tools & Equipment:

For Sewing

A Sewing Machine

Sewing Thread


Sewing Needles
Seam Ripper
Pin Cushion
Pinking shears

Hand Sewing Needles

Seam Gauge

Small Scissors

Tailor's Chalk
Tracing Wheel and Paper
Tacking Thread


Sewing Supplies Tools & Equipment:

For Ironing and Pressing

Iron and Ironing Board
Pressing Cloth
Pressing Cushion
Pressing Ham or sleeve press
Wooden Clapper
Velvet Board
Seam or Padded Roll
Sleeve Board


Sewing Supplies Tools & Equipment:

Additional Supplies you may need for Dress Making & Design

Hem Marker

Muslin for Draping

Serger Sewing Machine

A Dress Form
Extra Fabric and Patterns
Supplies on hand, zippers, buttons, etc.
Cleaning Kit




   It is important once you have decided to begin sewing to find a comfortable spot or area to sew.  You will need a sturdy table and chair, and an area for ironing. The amount of money you spend on your new hobby can be endless, from machines, to fabric, to patterns.  How far you choose to go with your sewing supplies is up to you and your budget. One rule of thumb that I have for myself and my students:

     The happiest Sewers, Seamstresses and Quilters FINISH each project before heading onto the next. Try hard not to get into the habit of leaving unfinished projects around.  It can become frustrating, lead to disorganization skills,  and lack of self confidence. If you are at a situation where you are so upset and frustrated on a project I recommend that you put it away, start something new,  and pick it up again a week later.


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