Sewing Tools and Equipment for Beginners
At the store you can find the variety of sewing tools, but for beginners need only some basic sewing tools and equipment. Want to find out what sewing tools are necessary for beginners?
Having better quality sewing tools and accessories helps you in sewing. Not all tools you need to start but some of them you must have for sure.
Here is a list of basic tools you need to get started.
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 measuring.
The transparent vary form curve rulers for pattern making and metal ruler for cutting fabrics and leather with a cutter.
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.
To draft patterns and drawing contour lines on fabric 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.
Using the segmented blade or "snap-off blade" knife you can cut leather, paper and other materials.
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 will protect your fingers from the needle stick injury.
Use the tailor thimble for finger necessarily!
Pins used when cutting and sewing material. Pins can used in basting.
Use only sharp and clean pins.
The edges of the fabric can be clamped with clips.
Seam ripper you will need for cutting open buttonholes.
The leather sewing awl 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 tightening 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 it.
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 needle is important part for good work. 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 the universal needles for woven fabrics and most knits in an 80/12 size.
For sewing a zipper or making buttonholes etc. 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.
The steam Iron is very important equipment that used during a work very often. We recommend to buy a good iron model of the well-known manufacturer.
Do not forget buy an iron cleaning stick.
Comfortable ironing board with a heat resistant surface and tailor's ham you need in the future, when you start to sew clothes.
The different types of adhesive tapes applied to fastening the edges of leather, fabric etc.
If you love to sew you cannot do without a lot of buttons.
And the most important sewing tools: sewing machine and serger.
Over time, you will have many different sewing tools and accessories. Keep all sewing tools in a special toolbox.
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