Have you ever walked into your local craft store and got lost in all the aisles? Were you mesmerized by all the cool trinkets and gadgets, but not sure what to buy? Today’s post is all about what you need in your basic sewing box!
For this post, I will focus mainly on the basic set a beginner will need--and I will refer back to the days I used to rummage in my mom’s sewing box as a kid. We all did, didn’t we?
An absolute must - even if you intend on doing most of your projects on a sewing machine. Nothing beats the versatility and fine precision afforded by hand sewing. There are somethings you can’t do on a sewing machine, and that’s when a handy dandy hand sewing needle will come in hand. From mending tears to hand basted tailored suits, this is the very basic item you will need to start your journey into sewing.
We can talk all about the various hand sewing techniques in another post. For now, grab yourself a sew of Assorted Craft needles. Notice there are different needle
"eyes" sizes. The bigger the eye, the thicker the thread will easily glide through. Of course, if you’re sewing something extremely delicate, go with a finer needle with a smaller eye.