Recommended Sewing Supplies

There are hundreds of sewing supplies you can use in addition to your machine.  A few of them are truly indispensable.  I have listed those below:

  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Really sharp fabric scissors (Fiskars are great)
  • Seam ripper*
  • Measuring tape*
  • Seam gauge*
  • Extra bobbins
  • Thin straight pins
  • Extra needles for your machine
  • Hand sewing needles
  • A variety of thread
  • Straight edge (clear is best)
  • Pin cushion*

*These  can often be purchased together in a handy kit

Additionally, you may want to invest in the following as you develop your sewing skills:

  • Fabric chalk
  • Rotary cutter
  • Self healing mat (a minimum of 18″ x 24″ is suggested)
  • Pinking shears
  • T square ruler
  • Snips (small, sharp scissors–nice to keep next to the machine while your regular scissors often remain near your cutting area)

If you have discovered other tools you find indispensable in your sewing adventures–please feel free to share them with us!


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