Sewing Notions for Beginners, Part Two

Welcome back! We are here to talk more about sewing notions that you’ll need for your beginner sewing kit. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming to walk into your local fabric shop and purchase what you need. Especially when you’re not even sure what you do need. Essentials and basics are the most important part right now. That’s why we are focusing on them today! Our fabric shop in Portland loves a good list of essentials!

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Below, you’ll find a continued list of sewing notions that will complete your beginner kit! If you missed our previous blog, be sure to visit back with it here!

Measuring tape - This is another sewing notion that basically speaks for itself. It's almost impossible to create anything without a measuring tape. Be sure to get one that's sturdy and thick.

Safety pins - These will be a lifesaver when it comes to certain situations, especially when it comes to dealing with elastic.

All purpose thread - Depending on your current projects, you’ll want to stock up on a variety of colors. However, white is a nice color to keep on hand at all times. More complicated projects will need specialty thread, but all purpose is great for general creations.

Iron - Most fabrics will need to be pressed every now and then, before or after completion. Also, many projects will require you to press fabric at the seams while you are working with it.

Ironing board - Without an ironing board, it'll be quite difficult to iron without damaging your fabric.

Bobbins - These will be great once you get into using your sewing machine. They're also great when it comes to switching thread colors. Be sure to keep empty ones on hand at all times.

We hope you have been taking notes on the various types of sewing notions you'll need as a beginner. To learn more, be sure to visit back with our next blog post. We will talk more about marking tools and other things you might need to complete your sewing notion kit.

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  • Sewing Notions in Portland
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