I decided to do a post on what I keep in my sewing basket and what tools I use all the time and need ready right at hand. After all, a seamstress is only as good as what’s in her sewing basket. That’s a saying, right?
Well, let’s get started!
-Pincushion with plenty of pins. Need I say how important these are? Probably not.
-Soft Tape Measure. As you can see, I have more than I need of those!
-Scotch tape. This is really important for notes and those things that pins won’t work for.
-Sewing Needles. Some things can’t be sewn on a machine and these always need to be in ready reach.
-Thread. I keep white and black within ready reach because I use them the most frequently. If I need a specific color aside from those, I keep them in drawer unit elsewhere.
-Sticky Notes. I use these for quick notes or labeling fabric pieces. I use these a lot.
Now for the tools.
-Fabric Sheers. I have two pairs of these. I need either to sharpen them or get a new pair.
-Pinking Sheers. These are nice for certain projects. They are also know as finishing sheers.
-Seam Ripper. Seriously. . . these are SOOOO important. I use it more than I wish I had to. . . you know what I’m talking about. I actually like to keep several around because they like to wander off and get lost.
-Little Tiny Scissors. I think these are actually Fingernail scissors. These are super helpful and wonderful to have around. They are small, pointy and they get into those tiny places that nothing else can.
-Cutters. I have really no idea what the official name for these is, but they are really handy. And sharp. I have used them for quilting and rag quilting.
-Pen and Pencil. Nough said.
Bobbins! Always have these on handy! I wish I had a better container for them. But you totally need to have extra around. I like to keep one of all the main colors ready wound so they are easy to access.
What do you keep in your sewing basket? Anything else I should put in my sewing basket?
By His Grace,