7 Beginner Sewing Kit Essentials You Can’t Miss

If you’re just starting out with sewing and are looking to build your beginner sewing kit, you’ll want to make sure that you have all of the essential tools you need. After all, without a needle and thread (or some other type of fabric fastening method), it’s going to be pretty difficult to sew anything together!

In this post, we’ll talk about the basic seven tools that every beginning sewer should have on hand. These are the ones that I use time and time again when I am working on my projects, so if you don’t already own them – or know what they do – I recommend reading through this list before heading out to purchase any new supplies for your kit.

7 Beginner Sewing Kit Essentials

1. Needles:

Of course, you’re going to need needles! There are all sorts of different types of needles available on the market, but as a beginner sewer, you’ll probably only need a few basic types to get started. I recommend purchasing a pack of universal needles, which can be used for sewing most types of fabrics.

A pack of denim needles, which are slightly heavier and stronger than universal needles and thus ideal for working with tougher fabrics like denim or canvas; and a pack of hand-sewing needles, which are smaller in size and perfect for quick mending jobs or hand-sewing projects.

2. Thread:

Another sewing essential is thread! Again, there are all sorts of different types available, but for the average beginner sewer it’s best to stick with a simple all-purpose thread.

I like to use either 100% cotton or polyester thread, as these are both strong enough for most applications and easy to work with.

3. Pins:

In addition to needles and thread, you’ll also need a few trusty pins! As a beginner sewer, you can get by with just having straight pins on hand; however, as you advance in your sewing skills, you may want to branch out into other varieties of pins (such as ball-head or curved slotted head) as well.

Regardless of what kind of pins you choose – if any at all – remember to always use pins with colored or transparent heads, as these will make it much easier to see the pins when you’re working on your project.

4. Fabric scissors:

It may seem like a no-brainer, but having a solid pair of fabric scissors is an essential for any beginning sewer. Always keep your scissors clean and sharpened (and avoid using them for other household tasks whenever possible).

Be sure to store them in a safe place away from curious little hands – fabric scrap pieces mixed in with ribbon hair ties could spell disaster!

5. Seam ripper:

While we’re on the subject of safety measures, let’s talk about seam rippers! These invaluable tools can help you get out of a tight spot if you make a mistake while sewing, so it’s definitely worth having one on hand (just be sure to keep it away from small children as well).

6. Tape measure:

A tape measure is another tool that you’ll want to keep in your beginner sewing kit. Not only will it come in handy for measuring fabric pieces before cutting them, but you can also use it to take your own body measurements if you’re planning on sewing clothing or other items that need to fit a specific person.

7. Iron and ironing board:

Last but not least, you’ll need an iron and ironing board (or at the very least, a good steam setting on your sewing machine). Ironing your fabric before you start cutting or sewing is always a good idea, as it helps to remove any wrinkles or creases that could cause problems later on.

Final Words

So there you have it – the seven essential tools that every beginner sewer should have in their kit! Of course, as you become more experienced, you may find that you need (or want) other specialized tools as well; however, these seven items will definitely help you get started on the right foot. Happy sewing!

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