Sewing supplies are my weakness. Notions and accessories that help me sew smarter and not harder? Yes, please!
As you might expect, with this personality
flaw quirk, I’ve built a massive sewing kit. The following gallery shows off my favorite sewing tools.
This collection of sewing supplies can help you learn about gear you may be unfamiliar with. It can give you ideas for sewing tools you might want to upgrade, or what you might want to add next to YOUR sewing kit. What’s more, if you’re new to sewing, you can see what’s in the toolbox of a more advanced sewist.
I’ve been sewing since the mid-2000s, stitching everything from jeans to quilts to T-shirts to kids’ costumes. With each project, I’ve added sewing supplies to my sewing kit. It feels good to say that there are few sewing notions that I truly need these days. But, that doesn’t stop me from picking up gadgets that fascinate me!
Peruse this catalog to discover the sewing supplies that power my home sewing practice. Each photo features a piece of sewing gear that I would recommend to a friend. I am your sewing guinea pig, testing and sharing only the best sewing tools for your consideration!
How to Use the Sewing Supplies Gallery
To learn about a sewing tool, hover over its photo to reveal a caption. Click the image to visit a link about the tool. (If you’re on a mobile device, there may not be a caption.) I did my best to link to the exact product in the photo. When that wasn’t possible, I noted the substitution with “SIMILAR” in the caption.
Beneath each section I share links to any blog posts that feature those sewing supplies.
Also, before buying a “universal” or non-branded accessory, always research whether it will work with your sewing machine or other sewing accessories. Check out return policies, just in case. Caveat emptor!
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Sewing Machines and Accessories
Here they are, my sewing machine and serger (overlocker). These workhorses, plus some special presser feet, allow me to sew my heart out. (BTW, these presser feet are in addition to the feet that came with my machine.)
Q&A Guide to Vintage Buttonholers [VIDEO]
Walking foot – Sewing knits with a sewing machine: Testing foot-tension-needle combos
Sewing Supplies and Notions
This is the heart of my mega sewing kit! These sewing supplies and sewing tools make my sewing practice more efficient, more accurate, and more fun.
Magnetic pincushion – Sewing Hack | You Need 2 Pincushions!
Wonder Clips – Lucent Visor: The Urban Bonnet
Glue stick – Revealed: Retro Reno and Dakota swimsuit
Wonder Tape – Cali Faye Collection Pocket skirt + How to use basting tape like a pro
Elastic and Fasteners
Gadget Test: Snap Pliers – This video appeared in a Sie Macht email. Sign up for email.
Tools for Hand Sewing
Fusible foam stabilizer – Lucent Visor: The Urban Bonnet
Twill tape, Stay Tape – Stabilizing Seams: The Pros and Cons of Stabilizers
Sewing knits with a sewing machine: Testing foot-tension-needle combos
My Must-Have Tool for Twin Needle Sewing
Tools for Pattern Work
Tracing paper – Tracing Sewing Patterns: How I Attack My Least Favorite Sewing Task
School glue – The Fastest Way to Assemble PDF Sewing Patterns [VIDEO]
Irons – Buying an iron for sewing: 5 irons less than $100 from Amazon
Thread stand – My Must-Have Tool for Twin Needle Sewing
Thread rack – 1-Minute Thread Rack Hack for Sewists (So Easy!) | Sewing Room Organization
Additional Sewing Accessories
Sewing Trim and Embellishment
These sewing notions add flair to me-made garments. I also keep a stash of iron-on patches to shore up worn fabric.