Okay, so besides the sewing machine… What else do you need to get started?
Sharing my top recommendations on basic supplies for the beginner sewist, which brands I prefer, and what items you should WAIT on purchasing.
Plus, toward the end I discuss the balance between featuring products I genuinely like and use versus excessive consumerism.
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Etsy Shop – Ready to sew beginner kits + curated supplies featured in this video
Brother CS7000i Sewing & Quilting Machine (comes with Walking Foot)
Clover Seam Ripper
Schmetz Universal Sewing Machine Needles – Assorted Sizes
Gingher 8-Inch Knife Edge Dressmaker’s Shears
Havel’s Double Curved Embroidery Scissors – 5 inch
Magic Pins – Patchwork Extra Fine (50 pc)
Craft Clips for Sewing
Brother Sewing and Embroidery Bobbins SA156
Rotary Cutter (Gingher one I use is discontinued)
US Art Supply 36″ x 48″ Self Healing Cutting Mat
Creative Grids Quilting Rulers (do NOT buy from Amazon!)
Good Quality Thread
Basic Steam Iron (Mine was $12.99 from Aldi)
Air / Water Soluble Marking Pens
Tailor’s Ham & Sleeve Roll / Seam Roll (optional, mostly used for sewing clothing)
Fabric – start off using old textiles and materials you don’t care about before spending a lot of money on pretty fabric
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