35 Top Sewing Supplies for Beginners

It can be overwhelming when you first enter the world of sewing. This list of 35 sewing supplies for beginners strives to help you focus your attention on the most helpful sewing tools for beginners.

To watch the video tutorial about each of these sewing items click HERE.

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  1. Quality Gingher Fabric Scissors

REMEMBER, Fabric Scissors are only for Fabric and nothing else. This keeps them sharp and in the best working order for when you need them.

2. Spring Loaded Fiskars Snips

These snips I use a LOT when clipping my rag quilts.

3. Duckbill Scissors

These are helpful when needing to cut away close to the fabric. It stops you from snipping the fabric and only getting the threads.

4. Embroidery Scissors

These have a similar use as the above duckbill scissors.


5. Rotary Cutter

This is a vital sewing tool, especially when making quilts. Although I have heard that sometimes tailors use these as well.

6. Your First Quilting Ruler

This is the most common of all the quilting rulers. I used this one to make this fun hexagon table topper!

7. Self Healing Cutting Mat

With every rotary cutter and ruler comes the need for a good cutting mat.


Fabric Marking Tools can be in many forms, it comes down to preference as to which one you will prefer:

8. Trace & Mark By Clover

9. Water Soluble Pencils

10. Heat Erasable Pens

Just a note, the ink disappears with heat…..but sometimes reappears in the cold. Some people never have the fabric in the cold to it doesn’t matter. But I would rather use the pencils.

11. Chalk Marking Tools:

Chalk marking Pen:

Tailors Chalk:


12. Measuring Tape

13. Seam Ripper

14. Rolo Works Seam Ripper


15. Annies Holiday Monthly Subscription Box:

This box is fun because as a beginner sewer you may not know what to start with. This box sends you monthly projects along with everything you would need to sew the project together (minus thread and the sewing machine of course).

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16. Annies Quilters Subscription Box:

This box I love because they send you coordinating fabrics as well as a small quilt pattern to use the fabrics for if you want to learn to quilt.

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17. Magic Pins

18. Flat Headed Pins

19. Heat Proof Glass Headed Pins

20. Magnetic Pin Holder

21. Wonder Clips

I use these in 90% of my sewing projects. They have become a number one favorite item for me to recommend to beginner sewers.

22. All Purpose Quality Thread by Gutermann

23. Extra Bobbins for your Machine

Please note: You must buy the proper Bobbins for the sewing machine that you are using.

24. Bobbin Holder

25. Bobbin & Thread Keeper

26. Thread & Bobbin Case

27. Jelly Rolls Fabric

Check out my youtube channel for some fun and easy beginner sewing tutorials that use jelly rolls!

28. Fat Quarters of Fabric


29. Sewing Stiletto

When I typed this list up originally I had 35 items. I apologize but some items are no longer available so my list has shrunk a bit.


I hope you found this list of sewing supplies for beginners helpful.

If you are looking for other fun sewing tools check out next week’s video as I share a fun Christmas gift guide for sewers!

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Welcome! I am Tamara and I love teaching beginner sewing projects.

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