What kind of sewing supplies do beginners need? I have been thinking about that because I hate it when I am super motivated and in the middle of the process I have to stop because there is something I forgot to buy. So first I am making sure I have everything I need. So here are a few of the most important supplies when you are learning to sew.
Number 1 - Fabric Shears/ Scissors
A special kind of scissors made for fabric. A sharp pair of these will avoid you wanting to quit before you even start.
Number 2 - Seam Ripper
Eventually you will make a mistake and you will need to take out your stitches and they will help you do that without ruining your fabric. Don´t worry, it happens to everyone.
Number 3 - Safety Pins
My mother and sister seem to use these with sewing clothes all the time. They will keep a quilt sandwiched together while you sew.
Number 4 - Pin Cushion
This is very important for me to have, because I am very clumsy. I can store all the needles in a little cushion so that they will not end up all over the floor and the end result would be me stepping on one of the needles in a strange way.
Number 5 - Straight pins
Very important for preventing accidentally sewing over a needle, because of their colourful heads.
Number 6 - Sewing Machine Needles
I guess they come with the sewing machine when you buy it but if you have bought it used make sure you buy at least universal needles. It doesn't hurt having a few extra ones anyway, because they can break.
Number 7 -Water Soluble Fabric Markers
They are awesome and not expensive. It is a great way to make marks on any fabric and then just spray it with water and it will disappear. They make it super easy for you to transfer pattern markings.
Number 8 - Cutting Mat
A must have for clumsy people like me to protect your table or floor while cutting fabric. Yup, I have to buy one of these. For now, I am sewing without this one.
Did I forget something? Well, I guess you will also need a sewing machine (I assumed you already had one), fabric and a lot sewing threads in different colours. People also recommend having acrylic fabric ruler and rotary cutter but I work without those two for now and I don´t miss them. But I am making slippers only for now and I will need them when I start making clothes, I guess. If I get that far - we will just have to see :)
Aprons I sewed for Christmas presents for the women in my family :)