Sewing Supplies

Hello  Readers

A while ago, I posted a blog about Sewing Supplies. Well my students made a request for what sewing supplies should they get... I'm re posting ~ Sew, Let's talk about...

What do you need to get started?

You will need a good Sewing Machine, (try to catch a good sale btwn $75 - $100, Walmart online has a Variety of Sewing Machines :) and around Christmas, you can purchase some of the best Electronic Sewing Machines for less than $200). This Sewing Machine is a Euro Pro Deluxe, I like this one because it can sew thru multiple or thick layers of fabric, such as Jeans & Leather.

2 pairs of scissors, a pair of Fabric Sheers & the other Paper scissors, Pinking Shears is good to have if you do not have an Over lock Machine or Serger to finish the edges of the seam allowances. "Pinking" the seam allowances prevents the fabric from fraying. You will need a seam ripper for certain, 100% polyester thread or All purpose Thread, bobbins that fit your machine, Straight Pins, Hand Needles, Thimble (if you want) Pin Cushion or Magnetic Pin box is a must, Tape Measure and good to have a Sewing Gauge or a Plastic Ruler, good Iron & Ironing board or Iron Mat, pressing cloth, Thread holder a must eventually, Bobbin holder or Ziploc bag to hold everything in & Tailor's chalk or a Fabric Marker. Eventually, you will obtain a thread rack & lots of other supplies for sewing, such as stitch witchery, wonder tape, steam a seam, tailor's ham, seam roll, sleeve board, rotary cutter & cutting board, snap gun, kwik trace (good for tracing & maintaining your patterns in all sizes) tweezers, beeswax (good for threading the needle), Needle Threader, Point Turner, and many other gadgets you'll accumulate over time as you start building upon your sewing skills. I also keep extra zippers, stretch elastic, buttons in a jar, fusible interfacing (very important) and hook & eye closures on hand for when I feel like making a quick bottom to wear. A sewing table is helpful, but a sturdy fold-up table works just the same!

As far as Presser Feet for your machine, usually a New Sewing Machine comes with a Zipper Foot, Universal Foot & sometimes a Buttonhole Foot.  And eventually you will want to invest in an Edge Stitch Foot. It's the best presser foot to have for your machine. It makes sewing Hems, Binding, Under stitching, Pintucks, {anything where you need a 1/16" or 1/8" perfect stitch along the edge of a narrow seam} easy! And an Invisible Zipper Foot, which is the easiest of the zipper applications to apply. And the Sewing Book that I like the best is The Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing.

I hope this is helpful for you :)


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