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 below:
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- 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.
These are helpful when needing to cut away close to the fabric. It stops you from snipping the fabric and only getting the threads.
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:
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
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:
BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES:
12. Measuring Tape
13. Seam Ripper
SEWING INSPIRATION VIA SUBSCRIPTION BOXES:
15. Quilty Box Monthly Subscription:
They have MANY options to check out and find the right box for you. It’s nice to have a monthly box like this as it gives you fun sewing supplies for beginners that you may not know about as well as fabric and patterns too, depending on the box you choose.Quilty Box
Use Code: QUILTYBOX for $10 off your first order!
16. 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).Annie’s Holiday Quilters Club
Use Code: SHARE50 to save 50% off of shipping the first time
17. 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.Annie’s Creative Quilters Fabric Club
Use Code: SHARE50 for 50% off shipping the first time
SEWING PINS AND MORE:
18. Magic Pins
19. Flat Headed Pins
20. Heat Proof Glass Headed Pins
22. 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.
23. All Purpose Quality Thread by Gutermann
24. Extra Bobbins for your Machine
Please note: You must buy the proper Bobbins for the sewing machine that you are using.
25. Bobbin Holder
Check out my youtube channel for some fun and easy beginner sewing tutorials that use jelly rolls!
And last but not least every beginner sewer should have one go to Sewing Book in and amongst their sewing supplies as a helpful reference sewing tool.
30. Sew Step by Step by DK
31. First Time Sewing The Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Editors of Creative Publishing International
32. How to Machine Sew by Susie Johns
33. How to Machine Quilt by Rachel Clare Reynolds
34. The Idiots Guide to Quilting by Jennifer Fulton
WAIT! ONE MORE AWESOME SEWING TOOL FOR BEGINNERS:
35. Sewing Stiletto
HOPE THIS LIST OF SEWING SUPPLIES FOR BEGINNERS HELPED!
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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