Interested in picking up sewing? Don’t worry about getting all the tools right away. Start with the basics and add tools as you need them. You have options for sewing machines. Some we use at the studio, others I recommend. If you’re unsure about your sewing journey and budget, avoid splurging on an expensive sewing machine. It’s fine to find an old one too. Just remember, old machines can be tricky, adding to your beginner sewing challenges. If you can, investing in a basic sewing machine is a good idea. It’ll make learning to sew more enjoyable.
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Fabric Scissors – you can buy a more expensive one , but this one is good for any beginners. Have one for paper and one for fabric.
Tape measurement and seam ripper.
Yard Stick – You can purchase one as well from Home Depot or Lowes for much less from the sewing isle at the store. This helps with measuring larger items.
Sewing Pins or sewing clips
Sewing gauge (optional)
Sewing mat – this is nice to have if you can purchase one.
I love the machines we have at the studio. We have a couple of Brother Project Runway but it looks like they no longer sell it.
Here are some sewing machines I recommend for any beginner.