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Top 15 Basic Sewing Equipment and Materials

Top 15 Basic Sewing Equipment and Materials

Top 15 Basic Sewing Equipment and Materials

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What are the Basic Sewing Equipment, Lets discuss it: When you are doing something professionally or personally it need some equipment or materials. For example, if you are doing painting you need colors and brushes, similarly there are some materials those are essentials for sewing , if they are not available sewing is hard to do. Things must have good quality because these are buy for long use.

Basic Sewing Equipment:

Important tools are given below:

  1. Sewing machine
  2. Scissor or shear
  3. tailors chalk
  4. tracing wheel
  5. silk pins
  6. Bobbins
  7. An awl or stilettos
  8. Seam ripper
  9. Needle threads
  10. Needles , Hand Needle
  11. Thread
  12. Measure tape, Transparent ruler
  13. French curve
  14. Yard stick
  15. Pointer and crease

 

1- SEWING MACHINE:

is a necessary aspect of life, it must be present in every house. Whether you sews your cloth or not but sewing machine helps you in other ways like: machine can alter your old dress. Make good care of machine with proper maintenance.

Sewing Equipment - sewing machine Sewing Equipment - Sewing Machine

 

 

2- SCISSOR OR SHEAR:

In sewing, cutting, dress designing scissors is the most essential task. Here Different types of Scissor or shear. Different types of Scissor or shear: Scissors have different types and they are used for various purpose in life.

Sewing Equipment - small shear

3- TAILORS CHALK:

Tailor chalk is fabric chalk which used in marking on fabric with the pattern. You must have two chalks in quantity.

Sewing Equipment - Tailors-Chalk

  • For light color fabric used blue color chalk so it can appear on fabric very prominent and clearly.
  • For dark color fabric used white color chalk so it can appear on fabric which can be seen easily.
  1. Pencil Chalk: It is a form of chalk but available in pencil for thin marking or chalking on fabric like: When you need to do pleating on your shirt or button hole positioning etc.

 

Tracing wheel is small tool which used with paper, it helps you to trace paper pattern design on fabric. Curve for arm holes are difficult to mark with chalk you can use tracing wheel.

Sewing Equipment - TRACING WHEEL

 

5- SILK PINS:

Silk pins are made of steels mostly, available in different sizes and used with every kind of fabric, these pins are usually used in hand crafting. PLEATING PINS are other kind of pins which are specifically used with thin Fabric as they passed through threads of fabric very easily.

Silk pins

There are three kinds of pins that are mostly used:

  1. Flat pins
  2. Color ballpoint pins
  3. T-pins

 

6- BOBBIN & BOBBIN CASE:

A small tool made up of metal on which holds thread around it and used in lower part of Machines, Bobbin case is a holder of bobbin.

aluminium bobbin bobbin caseAlways have more than one bobbin in case you need in urgent.

 

7- AN AWL AND STILETTOS: an awl or stilettos is a sharp tool (sort of knife, handle with care) which used in button hole or just for hole.

An awl or stilettos

 

8- SEAM RIPPER:

is a sharp tool which has two points one is sharp pointed needle and other one is protected by ball for not to harm your fabrics. It mostly used in thread removing or ripping by it sharp part which select only thread on fabric without disturbing fabric’s yarn.

seam ripper

 

9- NEEDLES THREADER:

a diamond shaped wired attached with handle helps you out in needle threading when you become tired or having eye sight issue. It used in passing a thread to needle.

NEEDLES THREADER

10- NEEDLES:

There are many kinds of needles which used in sewing.

  1. MACHINE NEEDLE: every machine has their own needle number which suit in there structure, Mostly Machine needles upper part is thick to get hold on needle and lower part has sharp edge with thin body.
    sewing-machine-needle
  2. HAND NEEDLE: these needles are used in hand sewing, there are different types of needles some supports thick fabric and other supports thin fabric. There are listed few types of needles:
    hand needle
  • SHARP NEEDLE: Most common used needle which goes with every fabric. Middle size with sharp point lower end with medium eye to pass thread.
  • Embroidery NEEDLE: Used for embroidery threads, this has sharp lower end with larger eye to pass embroidery threads, also called as crewel.embroidery needle
  • APPLIQUE NEEDLE: Second popular Needle which used for patch working mostly.
  • HEAVY SEW NEEDLE: Large size needle which handles heavy fabric those who have thick yarn.

 

11- THREAD:

a thin part of cotton, nylon or other fabric. It is basic necessity for sewing so there many types and colors with quality available but we must have black and white color thread and whatever dress you are making must have thread for that color.

Sewing Thread

 

12- MEASURING TAPE:

Measuring tape has important role in sewing, it is a tool which is flexible enough to make measurement around body parts.

MEASURING TAPE

  1. TRANSPARENT RULER: 12 INCH or 24 INCH long ruler used in pattern making and fabric cutting and marking with chalk. Ruler is a replacement of measuring tape for new ones or for those who works with pattern.

 

13- FRENCH CURVE:

French curve is a drafting template made of wooden, plastic or metal having different curve models and edges. It is used in curve making in pattern, design and cutting.

french curve

 

14- YARD STICK:

Yard stick is a wooden or metal rod/stick which used to measure what is the length of fabric and etc.

yard-stick

 

15- POINTER AND CREASE /BAMBOO POINTER AND CREASE:

bamboo pointer and creaser made up of wooden material with one sharp end which used to push out points during sewing and turning fabric

BAMBOO POINTER AND CREASE

BAMBOO POINTER AND CREASE

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