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Here is my Sewing Essentials List! This list is assuming you already have a sewing machine and an ironing board and iron (since most people have these). This video is for you if you have a sewing machine and want to learn to sew, or just got a machine and aren’t sure what to do next! These are the basics that I suggest a beginner invest in right up front, but the list isn’t too long so that it won’t break the bank!

Comment below on your sewing essentials!

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Here is my video on sewing machines if you are curious about my thoughts on machines and features I love plus some FAQ’s

Review of my current machine – Juki TL 2010Q

Where you can get the Juki
http://amzn.to/1cuo8Sv

Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set (Includes Mat, Rotary Cutter and Ruler) GREAT PRICE!
http://amzn.to/OABeon

Fabric Scissors
http://amzn.to/LSPaIT

Pins and Pincushion (I like the glass heads because you can iron on them)
http://amzn.to/1qEFHEx

Pincushion Video

Clover Wonder Clips
http://amzn.to/1qgAKSc

Aurifil Thread (I like Aurifil, but you can use a basic thread from a local craft store to get started)
http://amzn.to/S0W7Kz

My Thread Collection Video (Lots of good info on thread and different types and brands)

Schmetz Assorted Needle Pack
http://amzn.to/1nowz5h

Seam Ripper
http://amzn.to/1eXtiYg

Marking Tools (There are lots of options, but I recommend a water soluble pen to start)
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Tape Measure
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Lastly, when you are first starting out, I recommend getting only the materials you need for each specific project. That way in can spread out the costs over time. For example, if you want to make a zipper pouch, get your zipper, fabric, coordinating thread and interfacing. Once you complete that project, purchase the materials for your next one.

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8 Comments

  1. Do you have a video for a simple window valance?
    

  2. tstrbright says:

    what are your favorite sewing books?

  3. AfroTee says:

    The extra bobbin tip is something I learned by accident.  I kept buying thread for new projects and then one day I didn't have an empty bobbin to put in my machine and I was like, "Uh ohhhhhh". LOL!  Now I keep extras around.  Good tips.  Thanks for sharing!  

  4. I think it should be said that they need to have bobbin cases for their bobbins but i do like the list.!! 

  5. AmBo2014 says:

    Can you please make a tutorial for the pull-tab makeup pouches that you showed in your 100th giveaway video?

  6. ayeikat says:

    love your videos so detailed and you provided links THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  7. juliann gray says:

    I just discovered your channel, I love your ideas, I'm addicted lol I pretty crafty but know very basics on sewing.

  8. Aimee Ault says:

    Thanks for sharing this video! I just got my first sewing machine and after fiddling around with it and some scrap cloth wasn't really sure what all I needed to make something a bit more professional than two pieces of cloth sewed together 🙂 But now I'm set, thanks!

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