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Sewing Accessories You May Need To Start Sewing



Tailor’s Chalk/Fabric Markers

Pins

Measuring Tape

Seam Ripper

Variety of Hand Needles

Variety of Sewing Machine Needles

Assortment of Thread

Thimble

Needle Threader

Scissors

Bobbins

Iron & Ironing Board


Tailor’s Chalk/Fabric Markers

You will need this to mark out your pattern pieces to ensure that you create the right size and shape of fabric to create your garment.


Pins

A selection of pins or clips are required to hold fabric in place whilst sewing.


Measuring Tape

A measuring tape is required to make sure that what you’re sewing is the correct size to fit.


Seam Ripper

A very useful tool if you make a mistake and need to unpick the stitches that you’ve made or you may be altering a garment that is already made.



Variety of Hand Needles

This will vary depending on the type of fabric you will be sewing. Generally thinner needles are required for lightweight fabrics and thicker needles for heavyweight fabrics.


Variety of Sewing Machine Needles

An assortment of sewing machine needles are required depending on the type of fabric you will be using. Not sure what needle to use for your project? This blog post may help you to use the correct needle. Are You Using The Right Needle With Your Sewing Machine?






Assortment of Thread

It’s a good idea to have a selection of different coloured threads that you can use when you need to. There’s nothing worse than wanting to sew but you don’t have the right colour thread to get the work done.



Thimble

Is this an old fashioned sewing accessory? This handy accessory sits on your finger or thumb prevents you from accidentally poking the needle into your finger.