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Top 5 Tools for Every Sewist

Oct 3rd 2022

Sewing can be a fun and rewarding activity to keep your hands busy. From the clothes you wear to thoughtful, personalized gifts and home decor, there are sewing projects anyone can enjoy. Just starting out can be overwhelming — there are SO many sewing gadgets available that claim to help sewists achieve advanced techniques or be more efficient. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned sewist, we want to take a bit of the guesswork away by sharing our top 5 favorite sewing tools. 

1. Sewing for Beginners Handy Pocket Guide


This mini pocket guide is packed with mega information curated for sewing beginners! Once you’ve found your perfect pattern, use this guide to lead you through the sewing process to answer all your questions. Best-selling author Annabel Wrigley shares the basics of getting started with sewing and information on fabrics, rotary cutters, templates, fusible interfacing, and so much more. Plus, answer every query you have on sewing around corners, sewing by hand, and sewing a button and pom-pom with this guide.

2. The Complete Manual of Sewing


Gather up thread, fabric, a needle, or a sewing machine, and you are ready to take your first steps in sewing! Designed for beginner sewists and those who already have the basics, this book offers you the essential knowledge for using those fabrics that have been waiting for the perfect project. Have doubts about a part of your sewing machine? Have questions about the quality of your fabric? Are you confused about the best seam to use? Refer to this manual and get started with confidence!

3. Sewing Edge


Do you find it difficult to keep a quarter-inch seam allowance? Sew faster and more efficiently without losing your precision! These vinyl strips replace masking tape and moleskin with a repositionable stop that doesn't leave a sticky residue. The thickness creates an edge that guides the fabric in front of the foot. Sew with confidence every time! Not only does Sewing Edge allow you to sew straight seams, but is also works on all machines!

4. Alex Anderson's 4in1 Essential Sewing Tool


It's like MacGyver does sewing! The wooden handle has caps covering each sharp end, and the seam ripper is so sweet it could practically cut rope.

5. Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool Updated 3rd Edition


Ideal for every sewist - pick the perfect color combinations everytime! This handy tool has 24 color cards plus an in-depth instructional guide to make color planning easy. Watch this video for easy-to-follow instructions on how to use the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool.