Scissors are a basic and necessary sewing tool, but you can’t underestimate how important it is to have an exclusive, sharp pair of scissors for cutting fabric.
Rotary cutters are really helpful if you cut squares for quilts.
If you’re using a rotary cutter to cut fabric, then you need a cutting mat underneath to protect your table or other surface.
They’re easy to use when I want to make my own bias tape.
When you sew, you’ll need something to hold layers of fabric together.
You need a soft measuring tape if you plan to take body measurements.
Your sewing is much neater looking when you use your iron to press your project
Snap pliers are a nice addition to the sewing room
If you own a serger, a serger mat is a great way to reduce noise and vibration.
This is nice when you want to trace your pattern on your fabric, then cut it out with scissors after
Danielle, is a stay-at-home mom and do-it-yourself blogger. She was raised in New Hampshire, but settled in Maryland.