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We are often asked which tools and supplies we recommend so here are some of our favorites. Click on the title for more info.

Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine

This is the machine we use at our studio and the one we recommend for kids and adults. We love the speed control and embroidery stitches!

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Frixion Markers
Frixion Markers

We use these for marking fabric, they are heat erasable, a great addition to any sewing kit!

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Fabric Cutting Scissors
Fabric Cutting Scissors

Gingher or Fiskars are great brands. Keep these scissors for cutting fabric only as cutting paper will dull them!

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Pins
Pins

Pins are essential for any sewer. These are long but some shorter ones would be good to have also.

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Pincushion
Pincushion

These traditional tomato pincushions are a must-have.

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Magnetic Pin Dish
Magnetic Pin Dish

An alternative to the tomato pincushion.

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Sewing Basket
Sewing Basket

Great for keeping sewing supplies together. An "Art Bin" also works well. or any other box with a lid.

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Hand Sewing Needles
Hand Sewing Needles

Assorted hand sewing needles are good because different tasks require different sized needles.

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Bobbin Case
Bobbin Case

Keeps bobbins neat and tidy.

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Seam Ripper
Seam Ripper

Sewing machines come with a mini seam ripper but a larger one is better for unpicking stitches!

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Sewing Machine Thread
Sewing Machine Thread

Always buy good quality threads like Coats & Clark or Guttermann. We like these Coats & Clark Dual Duty threads.

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Needle Threaders
Needle Threaders

Helpful for threading needles!

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Quilter's Ruler
Quilter's Ruler

Handy for drawing lines on fabric, we use these a lot in the studio.

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Assorted Felt
Assorted Felt

Easy for beginners, no fraying and kids can make lots of projects with a pack of felt! These are 8" x 12" but there are other sizes too, just make sure it's the soft felt , not the stiff variety.

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Fabric Markers
Fabric Markers

These are permanent and good for embellishing projects.

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Tape Measure
Tape Measure

An essential for students interested in fashion design and making garments.

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Buttons
Buttons

A good mix of buttons is good to have and they will always come in handy for both practical and decorative purposes.

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Fabric Squares
Fabric Squares

These "fat quarters" are 18" x 21", a perfect size for beginner projects. We love this brand but there are many to choose from.

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Mannequin
Mannequin

This mannequin is child size but they are also available in adult sizes. Make sure to purchase a pinnable mannequin in order to pin fabric in place.

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Sewing Guide For Kids
Sewing Guide For Kids

There are plenty of books with sewing ideas and this is a good one to start with.

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Sew Simple Softies
Sew Simple Softies

For kids 8-12 this book will inspire them to create their own adorable softies! We love this book!

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