Sewing Notions & Supplies

Common sewing tools and supplies for beginner to advanced projects.

As you take more sewing classes, expand your skills, take on more types of sewing projects, or just need to restock your supplies, these are some of the items you'll need.

Sewing Tools


Scissors

Invest in a good pair of scissors to always get clean cuts, and use them exclusively for cutting fabric to keep them in good condition.

Snips

For quickly trimming threads.

45mm Rotary Cutter

A good size for most cutting needs, and can be used right or left handed. Use a small cutter for more intricate cuts, or a large cutter for thicker or multiple layers of fabric.

Pinking Shears

Seam Ripper

Surgical Seam Rippers

Precision Knife

Cutting Mat

Avoid damaging tables and cutting tools by using a self-healing cutting mat.

Tape Measure

Non-Slip Ruler

A clear ruler makes it easier to mark and cut fabrics.

Angle Acrylic Template

L-Square

Flexible Ruler

Dressmaker's Ruler

Quick Turn Tubes

Point Turner & Seam Creaser

Sewing Gauge

For marking placements hems, tucks, pleats, and buttonholes.

Smooth Tracing Wheel

Needle Point Tracing Wheel

Cork Roll

When tracing, pin paper or patterns to the cork mat to keep them in place, and help protect the table from needle point tracing wheels. Thinner Cork Roll (1/16")

Colored Pencils

Drawing / Sketch Pad

Tracing Paper

Pattern Notcher

Tailor's Chalk

Fabric Marker

Water and air soluble to make marks on most fabrics. Be sure to test and read labels before marking final fabrics.

Chalk Pens/Markers

45mm Rotary Cutter Blades

Keep extra rotary blades on hand to always get clean cuts when blades dull.

Pattern Paper

Bodkin

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Pins & Clips


Glass Head Pins

Pins

Magnetic Pin Cushion

Sewing Clips

Great for holding fabric in place when you don't want to use pins

Safety Pins

Curved Safety Pins

Great for basting and quilting projects.

Push Pins

Binder Clips

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Trim & Embellishments


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Ribbon

Tassles

Lace

Braids & Cords

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Fasteners


Plastic snaps without snap tool

For use in the Baby Bodysuit sewing class.

Plastic snaps with snap tool

For use in the Baby Bodysuit sewing class.

VELCRO Brand Sew On Flexible Tape

Strap Webbing

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Snaps

Buttons

Buckles

Cord Locks

Undergarment Sewing

Interlocking Tape

Eyelets & Grommets

Zippers

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Thread


Assorted Colors

Small spools of assorted colors.

Black & White

Cone Thread (White)

Cone Thread (Black)

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Elastic


1/2" Elastic (White)

For use in Part III of the Intro to Sewing Course.

3/4" Elastic (White)

For use in Part III of the Intro to Sewing Course.

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Pillow Forms & Foam


16" x 16" Pillow Form Insert

For use in Part I of the Intro to Sewing Course.

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Stabilizers & Interfacing


Decor-Bond Fusible Stabilizer

Fusible Fleece

Flex Foam Sew In Stabilizer

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Stuffing, Batting, & Fill

While these may not all be zero-impact, when possible, we prefer to use natural materials to limit exposure to chemicals and support more sustainable, eco-friendlier products. If you sew a lot and generate a lot of fabric scraps, you can also use these as fill in pet beds, pillows, and other cushions. If you don't have fabric recycling near you, this is an alternative to the fabric scraps ending up in landfills.


Cotton Batting (Twin)

More Sizes:

Organic Cotton Batting

Wool Batting

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