My Top Sewing Must Haves

I thought that I would take some time to share with you my absolute, most-favorite, must-have sewing tools.  While many of these are not unique or expensive, they are nonetheless vital to successful sewing.  I linked each item below the picture in case you would like to purchase any of these items for yourself.

I hope you enjoy and are able to take advantage of some of these wonderful products!


Craft Table

A bit of an investment, but your sewing and pattern designing will thank you for it!  I love that the size can be adjusted.  It isn’t the most sturdy table, but it has really given me the extra space I need to pin and cut.


Pattern Weights

I found these in the clearance bin at a Joann Fabrics and have not stopped using them!  If you dislike pinning pattern pieces to fabric, these are definitely for you!


Wristlet Pincushion

Have pins, will travel!  Again, another time saver that allows you to adjust and pin on a dress form at will.


A Loop Turner

My secret weapon for turning ties or straps of any size!


Thread Snips

These make cutting and trimming all those little threads very easy and allow for a close cut without the danger of snipping the actual fabric.


Plain Craft Paper

I create all my patterns on craft paper and then save them, labeled, in a bin for future use.  You can make notes and write down measurements to your heart’s content!


Book Holder

For those who do a lot of historical sewing, many of the patterns/ inspiration that you use are found in books or online.  I always keep a book holder on my sewing table so my reference (whether book or iPad) is never too far away.


Hardcover Journal

This is a must if you create your own patterns.  Everything I have ever created gets logged away in a journal for future reference, inspiration, or to save a few steps in the drafting process!  And of course,  it doesn’t hurt if it has a pretty design! 🙂


A Fun Coffee Mug

I sew better with coffee.  Period. 🙂


Fine Tipped Markers

Very helpful when I am  pattern drafting.  I like to color code or create notes in different colors to make sure that I don’t miss any little detail.

What are your sewing must haves?  Leave a comment below…I am always eager to learn about new tools or techniques!

Happy Sewing!