My top sewing supplies
- self healing cutting boards-
These are a great item to have in your box… closet…room…house full of sewing supplies. I have two of them, and would like a third eventually. I have a small one that can fit onto a small folding TV table. The second is a little bigger for slightly bigger projects. The really large self healing cutting mat I want is more for larger patterns and projects like adult clothing. I haven’t really dabbled in adult clothing sewing yet, but I am beginning to and the big one will be so much easier and more convenient.
2. fabric measuring tape
This is an absolute must have when it comes to the best sewing supplies. How can you make anything without being able to measure what you are making or who you are making it for. Whether you are sewing a pillowcase for your child, or a pair of pants for your husband you need to be able to measure whatever it is your doing.
A Rotary cutter is a great thing to have in your Sewing supplies. Scissors or shears will get the job done but there is nothing else like cutting through a layer or more of fabric like butter with a rotary cutter. I absolutely love it for larger projects as well, and projects with a lot of straight or semi straight lines. If you haven’t tried one out yet I definitely suggest you do. I would also suggest some extra blades too.
Pinking shears are a great item to have in your sewing supplies. This is especially true if you plan on working with fabric that unravels easily. Pinking shears are fabric shears that cut in a zig-zag patter creating small triangles along the cut side of the fabric. This helps the fabric fray or unravel a little less. Also I have not yet tried them but I really want to try this type of pinking shears soon.
I wasn’t even aware these existed a few years ago but more and more often I see people raving about them. I found a great deal online so I decided it couldn’t hurt to try them out so I went ahead and purchased them. I just have to say. I love using these for top stitching and seams. They are a great alternative to sewing pins especially if you have a little one who loves to crawl around on the floor and find things you didn’t even know where there, like stray sewing pins. Yikes. I would highly recommend these to anyone who has not yet tried them. They are inexpensive and highly useful.
6. safety pins
This may seem like a strange thing to add to your sewing kit but I absolutely love having a safety pin or to ready. I used them mostly to thread elastic through waistbands on diapers. You just pin the safety pin to one end of the elastic and push it through the elastic casing you just sewed and out the other side. It makes life so much easier in my opinion. So if you haven’t yet. Go grab yourself a pack of safety pins they work great for temporary fixes as well.
This is also a must have in any sewing kit. I mostly use my regular sewing shears for cutting small pieces of fabric that pinking shears wont work for, or trimming off the loose pieces of threads on my stitching.
These are great to have if you are making blankets or un-paper towels or washcloths, or almost anything really. The great thing is they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
9. Metal ruler
A metal ruler is a great thing to have to help you cut straight lines with your rotary blade, or you can just use it to measure things too. Heheh.
10. sewing machine
This is kind of an obvious must if you are planning on sewing a lot of items or bigger items in general. I do hand sew some of my projects but so many of them I use my sewing machines for it. I have three all together but two were old hand me down machines that work great but they just don’t sell anymore. The third is my Brother sewing machine. It is simple but it gets the job done and it would be great for beginners as well as others.
These are my must have sewing supplies. What are yours?
Thank you for reading,
The Momnipresent Mother