6 Basic Sewing Tools that Every Sewist Must Have
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6 Basic Sewing Tools that Every Sewist Must Have

6 Basic Sewing Tools that Every Sewist Must Have

6 Basic Sewing Tools that Every Sewist Must Have

Were you able to receive a new sewing machine as a gift for the recent holiday season? Well, you might even be wondering what exactly you need to get started creating sewing magic with your new stuff, right? Either way, you certainly would love to learn more about sewing; that way you can improve the quality of your projects while getting more enjoyment in the middle of the process.

For sure, any of the aforementioned applies to you, so this article is something that you must read. And in no time, any sewing project that you’ll take – no matter your skill level – will be easier and more enjoyable.

Good Iron

Sewing iron.

Apart from all sewing tools, pressing projects is one of the most surefire ways to ensure the best possible results in finished projects. Hence it’s best that you first purchase an iron prior to acquiring other sewing tools. Always go for the one that isn’t too heavy, and that feels comfortable in your hand. Depending upon personal preference, you can select a iron with an automatic turn-off or one without that feature. Remember that a good iron is always a subjective concept, so the perfect iron for your needs doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Shears

Sewing shears.

Needless to say, any sewing enthusiasts should have a pair of shears used solely for sewing projects to prevent the blades from becoming dulled and thus further damaging fabrics as they are cut. Moreover, cutting through multiple layers of fabric with these is as easy as can be, and the handle is extremely comfortable. And apart from that, remember to purchase some caring products for shears, so as to make the blade smooth and sharp – one that will last for almost a life time.

Retractable Tape Measure

Retractable Tape Measure

For sure, there are retractable tape measures that are pricier than standard ones; however, it is well worth the investment to save the hassle of having to roll and re-roll with each use. Besides, quality is all you need and should care about. Don’t go for cheap tape measures only to find out that they tend to get destroyed easily.

Large Cutting Mat

Large Sewing Cutting Mat

If you don’t have a dedicated space for cutting out projects in your home, a large cutting mat is really essential. You can use your mat like almost daily to protect your, say, kitchen countertops from getting scratched as you make cuts. There are a lot of different varieties of cutting mats available, but you would love something like the Singer Cutting and Craft Board. At 36×72 inches, it is ample for just about any project (including home decor projects), and you’ll fall in love with how it folds up neatly for easy storage.

Rotary Cutter and Self-Healing Mat

Rotary Cutter and Self-Healing Mat

Don’t you know that you can rarely tackle a sewing project when you don’t put Rotary Cutting Set to good use? Yes, that’s absolutely right. The sturdy self-healing mat and clear ruler make the task of making numerous cuts a breeze, and the rotary cutting tool is easy to use, and the blades can be switched out in seconds. Now, isn’t that something you would want to have?

Seam Gauge

Seam Gauge

To ensure accuracy in pressing hems, pleats and more, a seam gauge really is beneficial. Not only does it make your work easy, but can also provide the best possible outcome for your sewing project. You’ll love something like the simple and sweet Dritz seam gauge that has a sliding gauge to ensure even, consistent placement.

Alvin

Alvin is a fashion and lifestyle writer who has recently earned interest in sewing his own clothes. Writing for Sewing Ideas gives him another avenue to express his experiences and learning in his sewing journey.


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