Basic Sewing Supplies!
Updated: Jan 31, 2021
Welcome to Maria Sews A Lot sewing blog. I always get asked for a list of sewing supplies. I have listed them in alphabetical order so they are easier to find.
Assortment of Thread
Extra Bobbins-Make sure you check your sewing machine manual to get the right kind of bobbin.
Hand Sewing Needles -Be sure to get an assortment
Machine Needles-Check your manual for suggested needles. I would get an assortment of sizes. The smaller the number the thinner material will be and the eye of the needle will also be smaller. A package with size 10, 12 and 14 would be your best option.
Marking Tools-Pens, pencils, chalk, etc., they are used to transfer markings from patterns
Pincushion or Magnetic Pin Bowl
Seam Ripper- there are a few different kinds to choose from it's all a matter of your preference.
Sewing Basket or plastic container to keep your tools together
Sewing Gauge Ruler
Sewing Machine- I would recommend one with a speed control especially for children.
Thimble for hand sewing, I would also suggest some thread conditioner or wax.
Tracing Paper and the tracing wheel go hand in hand. They are used to mark darts and other items from your patterns,