As I became more adventurous in my sewing hobby, I began to invest on premium sewing materials and needlework tools to level up my skills. Obviously, I want to learn more and improve the quality of my sewing projects. If you want to push yourself too, I suggest you do the same. You can start buying the smaller stuff then work your way with grander sewing equipment. You agree?
17 Sewing Materials You Need To Level Up Your Needlework
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My husband wasn’t enthusiastic when I started out this hobby. But he slowly became a fan when I started making remarkable progress with my sewing projects. I could now see him grin every time he sees my finished work. His reaction truly warms my heart and inspires me to sew excellently.
I remembered I converted his necktie to a phone holder once and he was just amazed! Right now, he supports my hobby, and you wouldn’t see him complain whenever I tell him I need to buy new sewing materials, supplies, and tools. My point is, when your spouse is not interested in what you do, you can try winning his heart by sewing something for him. For sure, when he sees you’re good at it, he would certainly become supportive.
1. Point turner
2. Rotary cutter
I think rotary blades are a huge blessing! I use this for most of my crafts and sewing. It just glides and cut paper, vinyl, and fabric smoothly.
3. Self-healing cutting mat
The mat is self-healing. So you can run your rotary cutter on it, and the surface will just go back to normal. The grids are helpful when laying out your patterns and fabrics.
4. Ruler with grid
One secret to getting beautiful project turnouts is taking accurate measurements. This ruler with grid leads to precise fabric cutting which is really needed for perfectly tailored clothing. Once these skills are mastered, cutting fabrics and patterns can be done more quickly.
5. Rotary cutter safety glove
The rotary cutter’s stainless steel is quite sharp so it is important to use a glove. However, some people tend to neglect the importance of this safety measure but it is wise to be safe than sorry.
6. Dressmaking ham
This conforms to the body shape of the garments making it easy to press fabric. This is particularly useful when you are pressing the sleeves, cuffs, and collar.
7. Press cloth
Press cloth is made from different materials to match the fabric you are planning to iron. Some people tend to overlook the added value of this tool. However, this protects fabrics from being damaged by the iron’s heat. Remember how some fabrics would stick to the iron or when some fabric colors fade because of the heat? This is why you need this extra layer of protection.
8. Tailor board
9. Needle press board/pad
10. Press mitt
11. Drapery Hem Gauge
My secret to creating perfect looking hems and tapered edges is the Drapery Hem Gauge. All you need to do is fold and press. And presto! You got your perfect hems.
12. Quilting Ruler
Have you ever wondered how beautiful patterns are created when you are quilting? One secret is using quilting rulers to help guide the sewing machine to create straight and curved lines. There are many different kinds of quilting rulers or quilting templates.
13. Gypsy gripper
Picking up a ruler when your hands are sweaty can be exasperating at times. Thank goodness the gypsy gripper has been invented. It’s two ends suction on the ruler, allowing you to grab the ruler easily and move it to where you want it to be.
— DIY Ready (@DIYReady) September 10, 2016
14. Premium fabrics
15. Automatic Needle Threader
16. Scissors and shears
17. Fabric marking tools