First of all, you will need something to put all of your sewing supplies in. There are so many cute sewing baskets out there to choose from. Like this cute little butterfly basket from JoAnns Fabrics.
|Cute Butterfly Basket from JoAnn|
|My sewing box|
Another very important item is a really good pair of scissors. These are very important to be able to cut fabric with and they need to be sharp! One thing that you don't want to do is to ever cut anything but fabric with them. If you cut paper or anything else, it will dull them or even damage them. And don't spare the expense on these. A really good pair of quality scissors will probably cost at least $30 or more. I also like a pair of small scissors to clip threads with. They can get to places on your project that the big scissors can't. My scissors are made by Gingher. Both Gingher and Fiskars are very good brands of scissors.
|A pair of small scissors and my larger ones for cutting fabric.|
|Fray Check to stop fraying|
pin cushions or magnetic pin holders
needles to use in hand sewing
marking pens or chalk to mark symbols from patterns onto your fabric
tape measure to measure whoever you are sewing for to make sure your garment fits
hem or seam guide
various widths of elastic
|I like a magnetic pin holder for my straight pins and a stuffed one for my needles.|