Whether you are just starting your sewing journey or well on your way. this list of sewing supplies is a great resource for stocking your sewing space. The right tools make the tasks that much easier. I’m a firm believer in equipping myself with the necessary tools to keep my sewing at its best. Read on to discover the ultimate list of sewing supplies. Tools can vary as you deep dive into specific types of sewing such as quilting or garment making, so we’ll stick to some universal supplies for now.
Measuring tools in sewing are crucial for accuracy. Measure twice, cut once! Below are some of the most common measuring tools to have in your sewing kit.
Measuring Tape – this flexible version is essential for measuring curved surfaces and 3D objects.
Yard Stick – perfect for quickly measuring fabric yardage.
Seam Gauge – ideal for small measurements such as seam allowances.
Transparent Ruler – come in a variety of shapes and sizes with grid layouts and bias cut lines. If you tend to work on quilting projects, you will want to have a larger size ruler on hand. This will help make cutting your fabric easier and more accurate.
Whether you are sewing with patterns or without, you will need to mark placements, stitch lines and more. We always recommend testing out your marking tool on a scrap of your fabric to be sure it removes well before you proceed.
Needle Threader – If slipping the thread through the eye of the needle proves to be tricky, use a needle threader tool to pull the thread through the needle. Be sure to check out the quick video and see this gadget in action.
Aside from your sewing machine, your pressing tools will be the hardest workers in this craft.