Hello, Sara here
For the second episode of Baby Beginner Sewing Guide, we will talk about sewing tools that are necessary for your sewing projects. Knowing and having sewing tools that you use often is very important. I understand that you might want to add some tools that you use regularly. However, I am elaborating tools that you will need for sure.
And here is the link for the Baby Beginner Guide 01 which is about the sewing machine. http://sewingtherapy.net/baby-beginner-sewing-guide-01/
I strongly recommend watching the video. Especially as a beginner, I believe it’s better to follow through the video tutorial especially if you are not familiar with sewing tools.
Alright, Let’s get started!
Let’s talk about basic sewing tools first.
These are some examples of fabrics.
woven vs non-woven
Natural vs synthetic
Stretch vs non-stretch
We will talk about fabric in detail in another video as there’s so much information it needs its own!
But until then, it’s important to remember WOVEN FABRIC. Woven fabric with no stretch such as cotton and linens are the easiest for beginners to sew (and the most widely available).
Did I mention that I own fabric stores online?
For cotton and linens
For apparel fabrics
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Needles are consumables. You should change them often, like after a big project. Dull needles can affect your stitch quality.
There are different types/sizes of needles. Choosing the right needle depends on your project.
The size is on the flat side of the needle.
Let’s talk more about needle types in another video.
But until then, just try to remember that the lower the number, the thinner the needle. Thinner needles are used for sewing lighter fabrics.
There are many various types such as: Cotton, Elastic, Polyester, Embroidery, Upholstery, Metallic, Denim…etc.
For garment sewing, (all purpose) polyester is the most common.
Having extra bobbins in a bobbin case is very convenient.
You need 2 types of scissors which are fabric scissors and paper scissors.
Don’t use fabric scissors on paper. Using fabric shears on paper will dull the blades quickly.
Always use paper scissors to cut paper (and everything else).
- Seam Ripper
It cuts and removes stitches. It is a sewists’ best buddy.
- Ruler & Measuring Tape
Yes. you will need them all the time.
- Erasable Marking Tool
- Sewing Clips
They are useful when layering thick fabrics together.
- Pins & Pin Cushion
Flat head pins are very useful. And there are various fun pin cushions you can either make or purchase.
Pressing throughout the sewing process makes a huge difference in quality.
- Thread Nippers
Thread nippers are a smaller version of scissors. And we use them to nip (or clip) the loose thread ends.
- Rotary Cutter
Rotary Cutter and cutting mat definitely reduce cutting time! However, always be very careful. The blade is very sharp.
- Point Turner
It turns over the fabric without causing damage. It also helps to create sharp creases on the fabric.
So these are a few of my favourite notions. There are so many more out there. But these are the ones that I highly recommend.
I wonder though. Is there anything that you want to add on the list?
Thanks for reading! I will see you in the next post!
Always be safe and healthy
Mask Tutorial Links Ver. 1 (3 Layer Mask with a Replaceable Filter) http://sewingtherapy.net/diy-mask-with-a-replaceable-filter/
Ver. 2 (2 Layer Mask with a Replaceable Filter) http://sewingtherapy.net/diy-2-layer-mask-with-a-replaceable-filter/
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