Nov 032012

41-Piece Michley Sewing Kit BasketMichley Sewing Basket with Sewing Kit, 41-Piece.

How about a sewing kit for the novice sewer, or anyone who loves to sew? Even the avid sewer would appreciate a pretty sewing basket stocked with sewing supplies. I have put together a list of basic sewing supplies that when added to a nice sewing basket would make a very nice gift for a novice sewer, and it will be very much appreciated, too.

My list of Sewing Accessories & Supplies.

Also, see my post for a list of Scissors & Cutting Tools.

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Oct 152012

This sewing basket includes: 16 thread spools, 16 metal bobbins, 1 measuring tape, 5 needles, 1 seam ripper, 1 thimble and 1 needle threader
I’ve started a list of sewing essentials for your sewing machine and sewing room. The first list are must haves, whether you use a sewing machine or when sewing by hand.

The second list are optional items that are for decorative purposes or will help make some steps easier or more convenient.

Third, I list sewing supplies to be used with a sewing machine. Of course, the sewing machine itself is essential. Go to the home page for my recommendations on sewing machines.

Lastly, I’ve listed items that you will buy as you go, usually according to a project or pattern that calls for specific materials and notions. Continue reading »

Oct 152012

The scissors and shears that you use are probably most responsible for the accuracy of any sewing project. There are many types and sizes available. The following are ones we feel are most essential for your sewing.

Bent-handled shears are best for cutting fabric because the blades rest flat against the cutting surface, and you don’t have to lift the fabric when cutting around the pattern. The 7- or 8-inch lengths are the most common. Left-handed models are also available. Continue reading »