Forget raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, let’s talk about my real favorites- essential sewing tools!
Now clearly we all have or favorites and just because I love something doesn’t mean that you will. We all have our preferences but I do highly recommend each of the following as I have had great experiences with each one of them and they are the tools that I use the most.
My Sewing Machine- I have a Brother SE 400 and I really like it. It is a combo sewing and embroidery machine. I’ve had it for over 2 years now and it has worked beautifully. If you’re just starting out you can definitely get by with something more basic (and cheaper) but this is a good option that does a little more and isn’t too expensive.
My Rotary Cutting Set- I could not live without my rotary cutting set! This just makes it so much easier to get really accurate cuts that are perfect. I cannot say enough good things about how essential a rotary cutting set is if you plan to get into sewing. You also can buy the rotary cutter and quilt ruler separate if you want to get a bigger cutting mat which leads me to…
My Cutting Mat- So the set above is a great starter set especially if you don’t plan on making bigger projects BUT if you want a bigger cutting mat then you will love this folding cutting mat.
Sewing Clips– This is a newer favorite of mine but I find that sometimes sewing clips work better for me than pins. I still use pins but these clips are great especially if you’re sewing with a fabric like vinyl that you don’t want to put holes in.
Hem ruler- The hem ruler has made my hemming life so much easier and it’s such an inexpensive tool. You can iron right on top of it without damaging it.
Thread Snips- I have these thread snips and they work so well for getting into tight spots and cutting off loose threads on your projects.
Pinking Shears- These are fabulous for helping prevent fabric from fraying too much. Love the soft grip on these pinking shears.
So there you have it, my 7 essential sewing tools, the ones I use all the time. What are your essential sewing tools? Let me know your favorites in the comments below!
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