How To Sew Like A Pro With Only 11 Tools - Video
Aside from the standard sewing machine, thread & iron you only truly need 11 sewing tools to create professional quality garments. Over the years we collect endless notions and supplies, but I find that whether DIY sewing, repairing and mending, or pattern making I reach again and again for the same tools out from my sewing case. Here's a list of sewing essential tools that will help you sew like a pro in no time.
FABRIC SHEARS – Make sure you have a separate pair of quality scissors to cut your fabric. Dressmaking shears are sharper than standard craft scissors and should only be used to cut your fabric.
PAPER SCISSORS – A pair of craft scissors to cut out your PDF or paper patterns.
TRIMMING SCISSORS – An optional pair of trimming scissors are great for clipping the thread ends close to the fabric source.
TAPE MEASURE – A flexible tape measure is perfect for curved surfaces and taking body measurements.
CLEAR RULER – A clear ruler can be helpful while adjusting measurement to paper patterns.
FABRIC WEIGHTS – Used to hold down paper patterns and fabric while cutting.
TRACING WHEEL – Used to transfer placement lines for darts, pleats, buttonholes, and notches onto fabric.
TRACING PAPER – Carbon transfer paper is coated on one side and used to transfer markings onto fabric.
PINS – All purpose sewing pins can be used to temporarily hold fabric together.
TAILOR'S CHALK – Chalk or a dressmaking pencil can be used to create quick lines and markings on fabric.
SEAM RIPPER – Used for removing thread stitches and also a handy tool for opening button holes.
And that’s it. The only 11 sewing tools (and a little practice) are all you’ll need to sew like a pro. What are some sewing tools you can’t live without that aren’t on this list?