All the people who know me know how much I love sewing. It’s not rare that I get so carried away and start talking about sewing like it’s “Modern Family” I am talking about. That’s how much I love it.
To tell you the truth it all started as a hobby, passion, and love from childhood! As all of you who follow my work already know, my grandma was a seamstress. Therefore no one’s surprised by my relation to sewing. I’ve got my first sewing machine when I was a girl and that sewing machine is still a part of my collection. Even though so many years passed, I still love it and use it!
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Buyer’s Guide: Best Sewing Kits for Beginners
With the right knowledge and tools for learning, choosing the right sewing kit can be very rewarding and fun. Our buying guide is a summary of all the essential factors of your choice.
A few facts you need to know about sewing kits.
- Thread has to be quality. It’s essential in your projects and makes the core of a nice and strong final product. If you get a low-quality thread, you can expect it to fray and break easily. If you notice this happens often you’ve got the wrong thread people!
There are threads of different weight and they are used for different sewing projects. They can be made mostly of cotton and polyester, or the combination. It’s not a surprise a thread is synthetic, made of nylon or rayon and some other synthetic material.
There’s a special type of thread I adore. It’s made of Japanese silk and it’s called a silk thread. You’ll never see quilting projects so shiny and perfect without these!
- Needles have a different shape and different size so therefore different use. We have ballpoint needles and regular point needles. Ballpoint needles don’t separate the fabric, go around and between them. They are suitable for knit fabrics. Regular point needles are perfect for woven fabrics (from lightweight to heavyweight). They go through the fabric. These needles differ in size depending on the weight of the material you are using. These types of needles are used in hand and machine sewing.
When you are buying needles first make a plan of the project to know which type to buy. My advice is to have both types so you don’t have to run to the shop every time you work on another project!
A Quick Tip
Use a new needle for each project! If you are working on some sensitive materials like silk or satin, change if necessary in the middle of your project.
- The type of fabric will definitely depend on your sewing project. I can’t interfere with that decision. What I can tell you, especially if you are a sewing beginner is that you should start working on some easier fabrics. What does this mean? Don’t start with sewing by working on a silk shirt! That’s a terrible idea. Silk is hard to work on and you’ll need some experience. Take cotton, for example, and try making a T-shirt.
When you choose the fabric, it doesn’t have to be the most expensive one. But, you need to be careful about the quality because that will determine the quality of your project.
- Scissors have to be sharp. That’s their most important feature. Small, big or medium, that depends on a project, but sharp always! My friendly tip is to buy scissors made of stainless steel.
- Other stuff, like tailor’s chalk, tape measure or pins are also necessary if you are to start a sewing business. Pins need to be sharp and their measures depend on fabric weight.
Tailor’s chalk is important for the beginning. After you measure the fabric, you’ll need to mark where to cut. For this purpose, I advise getting chalk in different colors. The color of the tailor’s chalk should be in contrast with the fabric color!
The tape measure also has different shapes and content. You can find tape measures made of plastic that you roll yourself, lovely self-retracting ones, and the perfect tape measures that are self-sticking. The type and the quality determine the price but this isn’t something you’ll buy every day, so invest in it.
All these parts of sewing kits are equally important. One can’t go without another. Now when you know what to pay attention to when you are investing money into the sewing. If you aren’t sure, you can always follow my experiences and make no mistakes. Either way, the priority is to sew (by hand or with a machine, it really doesn’t matter) with love and joy!