Sewing Tools and Equipment for Beginners

Sewing Tools and Equipment for Beginners

At the store sewing accessories you can find the variety of sewing tools. But for beginners are needed only some basic sewing tools and equipment. Want to find out what sewing tools are necessary for beginners?

Having quality sewing tools and accessories helps you in sewing. Not all tools you need at beginning your learning sewing but some of them you must have for sure.
Here is a list of basic tools you need to get started.

The measurement tools

One of the first things you must have is the measurement tools.
We need have the rulers having different lengths and the traditional soft tape for taking your body measurements.
The transparent rulers having vary curve forms are used for pattern making. The several metal rulers are used for cutting fabrics and leather with a cutter.

The scissors for cutting fabric

The long scissors suitable for cutting fabric.
Short small scissors used for general use and in carrying out minor works.
The smallest scissors use for trimming and clipping seems threads.

The pencils, chalk, felt-tip pens

To draft patterns of pencil skirt or other clothing, for drawing contour lines on fabric and other works need to have a few pencils, tailor's chalk, felt-tip pens.
Tips: Remnant of toilet soap can be used for applying marking lines on dark fabric.

The snap-off blade knife

Using the segmented blade or "snap-off blade" knife you can cut leather, paper and other materials.

The classic pincushion

The classic pincushion you can wear right on your wrist. Such pincushion is very handy, it keep the pins and needles always near.

Using a thimble you can will protect your fingers from the needle stick injury.
Use the tailor thimble for finger necessarily!

Use only sharp and clean pins

Pins are used when cutting and sewing fabrics. Pins can be used instead basting.
Note: You need use only sharp and clean pins.

The edges of the fabric can be clamped with clips

The edges of the fabrics can be clamped with clips instead pins.

Seam ripper you will need for cutting open buttonholes

Seam ripper you will need for cutting open buttonholes and for tearing off seams.
The awl for sewing the leather you will need during the execution of many works not only for sewing leather.

This sewing tool indicated by the arrow is very useful for inserting the ends of the threads into the seam.
Don't worry about having a huge collection of sewing tools to start with. For beginner not necessarily is to buy this tool.

Choose the threads only of good quality

For all sewing projects choose the threads only of good quality.
Good quality thread will run better in your sewing machine and it is main condition for quality stitching.

Sewing machine needles

The sewing needle is important part for good work a sewing machine. Do not use blunt and curved needles, start every new project with a new needle.
For leather, denim, knitted fabrics and other materials you can be bought special needles. But for start can use universal needles for woven fabrics and most knits in an 80/12 sizes.

The special presser feet

For installing zippers or making buttonholes and other operation need use the special presser feet. Some of them attached to the sewing machine, some presser feet have to buy separately.

All seamstresses must have this simple set of tools.

All seamstresses must have this simple set of tools.

An iron cleaning stick

The good steam iron is very important equipment that used during a work very often. I recommend to buy a good iron model of the well-known manufacturer.
Do not forget buy an iron cleaning stick also.

Comfortable ironing board

Comfortable ironing board with a heat resistant surface and tailor's ham you will need in the future, when you start to sew clothes.

The different types of adhesive tapes

The different types of adhesive tapes applied to fastening the edges leather, fabric etc.

The buttons

If you love to sew you cannot do without a lot of buttons.

The sewing machine and serger

And the most important sewing tools are the sewing machine and serger.
See how to choose your first sewing machine and the main differences between a serger and coverstitch machine.

Sewing Tools and Equipment for Beginners

Over time, you will have many different sewing tools and accessories. Keep all sewing tools in a special toolbox.

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