Many people come back to sewing or start sewing to save money. Some times when attempting to save money we scrimp on the tools of the trade. Or maybe we don't gather all of the tools because we are not sure of what we should have...
So today's post will be about the tools that a new sewist should have in her personal sewing toolbox.
1 pair of dressmaker's shears - 7 or 8 inch
1 pair of pinking shears
1 seam ripper (or maybe 2 - since I have 3!!!)
1 tape measure
1 6" measurement gauge
1 Dressmaker's Ruler
Pkg of dressmaker's chalk
1 Wash-away pen
Rotary Cutter and blades
Pkg of handsewing needles
2 pkgs of sewing machine needles in every size
1 pkg of dressmaking pins
a pincushion - tomato or magnetic
pattern weights (if you use a rotary cutter to cut out patterns)
I also think that all beginning sewists should have a "how-to" sew book too...either The Reader's Digest Version, The Vogue/Butterick sewing book or the Simplicity book...but something that you can turn to for help with beginning questions.
I don't think a good carpenter goes out to work without a complete toolbox and a committed sewist should not start a sewing job without the proper tools either...well at least IMHO.
So if you are missing anything from the above list, I would encourage you to add it to your sewing toolbox. Having the right tool for the job makes the job easier to do!
Now as usual this is a community discussion. If you think I've missed anything or if you use something consistently that I've missed, please feel free to add it to the list!
...as always, more later!
p.s. thanks for all the get well wishes!!