Well, yes, I am pretty good, but that wall is HUGE! It has TONS of different things on it. Then I start calculating everything up in my head and I could EASILY spend a couple hundred dollars on all of that "stuff" The problem is....Do I really need all that stuff?
Do you really need all that stuff?
So here is a list of things that I like to have, that I think EVERYONE that wants to sew should have. (There are affiliate links to amazon in this post :)
Nope. Just buy that little pair of scissors. Fiskars has a nice pair that I like. Honestly, little kids paper scissors might be sufficient for a bit (but seriously, only for a bit causes those things are dull). My favorite pair that I have are a small pair made by Olfa. They are a little spendier, but I love them.
Cutting boards come in all sizes. Just make sure to get a self healing mat. They last way longer. If you plan on doing a lot of projects then I recommend getting the 24"x36".
Along those same lines, get the matching ruler for the size of mat you get. The one that goes with the 24"x36" is 5" wide and 24" long.
I also like using my tweezers when I am threading my serger. Sometimes getting around all those staionary parts is really hard so those tweezers come in handy in those situations
If you plan on using your sewing machine at all, and want your machine to last, then I HIGHLY recommend getting some sewing machine oil and a little lint cleaning brush. Your machine will need to be oiled (check your owners manual for exactly where to oil it). Also, when you are oiling it, you are going to want to clean out all the lint, so a little sewing machine brush is really helpful
I hope this list helps you make sure you are well stocked with all the essentials for your sewing needs. What tools have you found helpful to have when you are sewing?
PS Stayed tuned for more beginner sewing tricks this week. Then next week it'll be all about the intermediate seamstress.