In the essential sewing supplies list we will cover all the basic sewing supplies needed to get you off to a good start as you learn to sew.
Are you thinking about learning to sew? Or maybe a little overwhelmed with where to even begin? Then this sewing basics series is just for you, my friend. You see, sewing doesn’t have to be intimidating or overwhelming. So, let me help you get off to a successful start in learning to sew.
I love to sew. In fact, I started sewing when I was in elementary school. My mother was an amazing seamstress and I was beyond fascinated by her abilities to take a hand-me-down dress and turn it into clothes for my sister and me.
The roar and rumble of the machine.
That little needle working so swiftly and surely to bind pieces of fabric together.
Mesmerized. And I wanted to learn to sew “just like mom”. Fortunately, I was young, my mother could sew and she freely shared her love of sewing with me. I realize you may not have a seamstress mom who can sit with you and patiently teach you how to sew. So, from the comfort of my home and through The Birch Cottage blog, I hope to be able to help you on your sewing journey.
Don’t be afraid. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t be overwhelmed. We’ll walk through this together. I’m here to answer your questions, assist through my sewing basic lessons and videos, and, hopefully, provide you with some sewing inspiration.
“Sew”, let’s get started!
The Essential Sewing Supplies List
As I’m sure you know, there are 1,000’s of sewing supplies, notions, tools, accessories and even sewing machines on the market today. My advice is always, always, always – start with the basics. Start simple. Give yourself an opportunity to succeed and then move on in your sewing journey.
Besides purchasing a sewing machine (my two recommendations are here and here), there are some essential sewing supplies that you’ll also want to purchase. Seriously, these items are a must and will make your sewing “sew” much more enjoyable. Because when you have the right tools to do the job, it makes the job a breeze. If you don’t believe me, ask a carpenter or barber or plumber or…. you get the idea!
You can also view this entire list of favorite sewing supplies in my shop on Amazon.
Printable Essential Sewing Supplies Checklist
So now that I’ve shared with you my list of essential sewing supplies, I thought it might be helpful for you to have an essential sewing supplies checklist that you can print out and use to help identify sewing supplies to purchase.
Download the Checklist
To download the sewing supplies checklist, simply click on the below image of the checklist. Once you click on the below image, a new tab or window will open in your browser with the PDF printable checklist. You can then print it or save it for later.
Subscribers Resource Library
Although you can simply click on the above image to download the sewing supplies checklist, I will also place a copy of the PDF in the Subscribers Resource Library. What is the Subscribers Resource Library? Well, I’m glad to tell you! It is really a shared Google Drive folder and it contains all the free printables you’ll find here on The Birch Cottage blog.
Access to the Library of printables, SVG files, sewing and crochet patterns and so much more is available for FREE to subscribers. You must be a subscriber to gain access to this resource library; but, I promise you, you’ll be glad!
Remember, subscription is FREE and my newsletter is full of creative project ideas. Plus you’ll gain access to the entire library of free printables, patterns, SVG files and more.
More Sewing Ideas
If you liked this sewing essentials list and checklist from The Birch Cottage, you might also like these sewing ideas:
- Sewing Machine Buying Guide
- Sewing Basics: Anatomy of a Sewing Machine
- Top 20 Sewing Tips for Beginners
- All about the Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing Machine
- All about the Janome 8200QCP Sewing Machine
Beginner Sewing Projects
- Microwave Safe Bowl Cozy Pattern
- Sew a Pillow Case with Contrast Trim
- Sew a Reversible Placemat
- Easy to Sew Tissue Holder
I hope you found this checklist to be useful to you in your sewing journey. I will be sharing a series of sewing basic lessons, so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter, join my Facebook group or tag me on social media with #thebirchcottage.
Til next time…