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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


Ironing Table

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

Measuring Tape

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.

Straight Pins

Thimble for hand sewing, I would also suggest some thread conditioner or wax.

Thread Snips

Tracing Paper and the tracing wheel go hand in hand. They are used to mark darts and other items from your patterns,

Tracing Wheel

Hope this list gets you started on your sewing journey!

Best Wishes,



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