List of Sewing Supplies

More than bent wire and string

List of Sewing Supplies:

Good work requires the right tools and the knowledge to use them.

Sewing Tools:

Pins- should be fine, sharp and rust proof so they won't damage you fabric. You will find that pins with ball heads are the easiest to use. Long glass head pins are preferable because they won't melt when the iron touches them. Never use damaged or bent pins.
Pin Holder- The magnetic holder I find works the best. It easily picks up stray pins and keeps them handy.
Pin-cushion- It keeps you pins together and help keep them sharp. Any size you prefer.
Seam ripper- The sharp point slides under the thread and removes the unwanted stitches. As you push the sharp edge it cuts the unwanted thread. This needs to be used with caution not to accidentally cut the fabric.
Needles - are used for hand sewing. There are assorted sizes according to your project.

Measuring Tools:

Tape measure - flexible fiberglass or fabric plastic coated tape, 60 inches long, metal tips and numbers on both sides.

Seam Gauge Cutting Tools:

Small Scissors - are handy for snipping threads, cutting corners, and trimming seams. Keep this close by your machine.
Dressmaker Shears - can be identified because one handle is larger than the other. They have longer, stronger blades than scissors and use only on fabric.
The handles will fit either a left or right handed sewer.

Marking Tools:

These are the different tools used to transfer information to the wrong side of your fabric which includes notches, hem lines, darts, pleats, center front, center back, dots (large or small) button placement, mark pockets.
Chalk or soap - for transferring marks for patterns.
Tracing Paper & Wheel - coated paper in different colors you use according to the color of you fabric. Always use on the wrong side to make sure it doesn't show. Use with a serrated tracing wheel to mark fabric.
Water Soluble Marking Pen remains on fabric until you wash it away with water.
Color Coded Dots - available at office supply used for marking points or correct sides of fabric - just stick and sew!

Pressing Tools:

Iron - It's best to have an iron that can be used with steam or dry. Always turn off and unplug the iron when you are finished sewing.
Ironing Board - boards come in many sizes. Use what you have room for and as long as you are safe and comfortable. Press as you sew! Is the old rule that all instructors follow. This makes each step looking its best.