Since my mission for this blog is to help others to learn to sew, I thought a page dedicated to supplies, tutorials, etc. that are helpful with getting started would be beneficial. Links are to items that I have or suggest.
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Machine Needles
- Scissors (I was told to buy Gingher, but honestly, my Fiskars are more comfortable to use) (I use a rotary cutter more often)
- Iron (I’m really happy with my Rowenta)
- Ironing Board
- Fabric (I have a lot of great places to buy fabric listed on this page)
Useful Items that I use Frequently
- Rotary Cutter (here is a tutorial on how to change the blade)
- Self Healing Cutting Mat (I have a 24 x 36, but there are other sizes, I suggest to purchase the largest you can afford and have the space for)
- Ruler (I use my 6 x 24 the most, but also have a 1 x 6 and 6 x 6)
- Embroidery Scissors (I use them for cutting thread) (This pair of Ginghers I really like)
- Pins (I actually hate using pins, but sometimes they are necessary) (I’ve heard to always get non plastic tips because they will melt if ironed, but I have never ironed with pins in my fabric)
- Wonder Clips (I’ve been using these in place of pins)
- Bobbins (most machines come with multiple bobbins, but chances are you will want to have more)
Other Items that I Like
Also be sure to check out my “Where I Buy Supplies” page for places that I have purchased sewing supplies. I only post shops that I will purchase from again.
Great Beginner Projects
I am going to link to the projects I have made, but the actual tutorials will be listed in my blog post.
- Pillowcase (another post here)
- Tote Bag (another post here, here, here, and a recessed zipper tutorial)
- Leg Warmers
- Basic Skirts (another post here and elastic waistband tutorial)
- Crayon Roll (more difficult variations: car cozy, crayon and notebook holder, crayon and notebook holder tutorial)
- Don’t be afraid to try anything
- Make items that you want to use once they are made
- Iron often
- Use interfacing
- Measure twice (or more) and cut once
- If you are going to use a supply often, buy in bulk because you will save a ton of money in the long run. Be sure to check etsy!
*I am an Amazon affiliate so I am compensated for any orders you place through those links.