If you sew, then you know the importance of having a good sewing machine. However, the sewing machine isn’t the only thing you must have! It’s just as important to have good, reliable sewing supplies to make it easier for you along the way. These are some of our favorite sewing supplies that every person who loves to sew should own!
Hidden gems for the sewing room
One of the most important sewing tools you can own are a good set of cutting shears. These will help you tremendously and can save a lot of fabric. Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker’s Shears are a great choice. The longer cut of these shears makes them ideal for cutting patterns and the knife edge can cut through multiple layers. Made in Italy, these shears are extremely sharp. They have a good weight to them, making them easy to control whether you’re making large or small cuts.
Pins are one of those things that are extremely basic but you can’t do anything without them! The Singer Pearlized Ball Head Straight Pins are 1-1/2-inch long and great for many different sewing endeavors. They’re versatile and a good size for a wide variety of projects.
The pearlized heads make the pins easy to grab whether they’re in your pincushion or a jar. The white colors stands out on fabrics so you don’t miss the pins when you’re removing them. As for a place to put all those pins, the Dritz Tomato Pin Cushion is your go-to. The emery helps to sharpen and clean your pins and is a handy size to keep in your sewing basket.
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Another very important item to have in your sewing supplies is a measuring tape. Singer 60-Inch Tape Measure is flexible and perfect for measuring both curved and flat surfaces.You can also pick your favorite color!
Ok, so we all make mistakes, even if you’re a sewing veteran. That’s why you need a good seam ripper like the Dritz Deluxe Seam Ripper in your sewing supplies. It will cut and remove unwanted stitches with ease. Since it’s heavy duty, it’ll make it easy to rip through even thick fabrics and tough seams.
Needles are pretty important if you want to avoid frustration on your sewing journey. There are always times when you need to use them and it’s handy to have a variety like the Mudder 30-Count Assorted Hand Sewing Needles Set With these puppies, you will be ready to take on anything! Sometimes people complain about needles being too brittle or easy to break. These needles are sturdy and you’ll be happy with how they perform with a variety of fabrics.
A pattern cutting board can be handy, especially when you need a flat surface to work on. If you don’t own a sewing table that’s designed to be cut on, one of these boards is invaluable! The Dritz Superboard is a extremely useful. You’ll be able to cut, design and mark your fabrics however you want without being afraid of damaging your work surface.
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A fabric marker should be in any seamstresses sewing supplies since you can draw all over your fabric and just wash it right out. The Dritz Erasable Marking Pen for Sewing is one of the best in the biz! It makes planning out your projects so much easier.
A rotary cutter will also save you a lot of time, especially if you’re into big projects like quilting or anything that requires a lot of cutting. The Rotary Cutter is compatible with left or right-handed sewing artists and is ergonomically designed with a soft grip for comfort.
A cutting mat and ruler are also handy if you do a lot of large projects. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the Alvin Professional Self-Healing Cutting Mat is one of the most highly rated. As for a good ruler, the Fiskars 6×24 Inch Acrylic Ruler is a splendid choice. It’s ideal for cutting fabric strips or squares right off of the bolt and has a lifetime warranty. It also has “easy precision cut,” according to a reviewer. And last but not least, the handy fray check.
The Dritz 674 Fray Check Liquid Seam Sealant is a good one and will prevent your fabric from fraying. It is also washable and dry cleanable. “Works like a charm,” according to one customer. A handy item!
So, as you can see, there are many fun and interesting sewing products out there to help you along the way to creating your great and wonderful sewing projects. Some of them you may already have, but others may be entirely new to you. Or it may be time to retire some of your old supplies and update them with some new ones! So go ahead and try them out! You’ll be glad you did.