New to sewing and unsure what you need to stock your sewing space with? Well, keep reading for a list of must-have sewing supplies that will get you going on your sewing journey. Every sew-er has their specific preferences when it comes to sewing necessities, but here are a few of our favorite sewing supplies!
Glass Head Pins
Keep two cushions full of pins, so if you have one project all pinned up, you can work on other projects too and still have plenty of pins to use.
Having plenty of Wonder Clips around to use is great in place of pins on bulkier or tricky fabrics.
Find what you prefer and ONLY use them for fabric. This will help them stay sharper longer!
Rotary Cutter and Mat
Yes, if you want to take up sewing as a hobby, then you’ll probably want to have both fabric scissors AND a rotary cutter. Use the rotary cutter and mat for cutting larger amounts of fabric. This method will save time and increase accuracy.
Ironing fabric and pressing seams makes a huge difference in the look of the final product when you’re done working on a project. Because of this, it’s always a good idea to have a decent steam iron in your sewing space.
Clover Hot Hemmer
We use this thing almost every time we sew. It makes folding and pressing seam allowances so much easier and definitely more accurate. We can’t live without it.
Variety of Thread
If you’re just starting out, you may only want to buy thread as you need it. But, when you sew more regularly, you’ll probably want to have a stash of thread on hand to use for different projects. Start with all purpose machine thread, then add quilting, embroidery and serger thread as needed.
We love this particular seam ripper because it does double duty. First you use the seam ripper part (hidden under the cap in the photo) to undo the stitches, then you use the rubber-like end to grab and remove the threads.
(Click the photo to watch how it works!)
Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holder
This magnetic pin holder repels and seperates items to the edge in a fanned out pattern placing them in a ready to pick up position! Talk about saving time and no more pricks to the finger tips!