Guess what I just came back from?
So the class I signed up for is a sewing class, with a “get to know your sewing machine” introduction. This was the introudction, basically it was an overview of supplies you should have with you while sewing, how to turn any space into your workspace and last but not least how to set up and start using your sewing machine.
Here is what you need at hand or available and readily accessible before you begin sewing.
- Good quality, sharp fabric scissors. ( I got mine with my sewing machine…we’ll see how long they last…).
- Dress makers pins.
- Tailors chalk, or pen, for marking around patterns, or notches and punch holes. (I just had a pen, but fun fact you can use white dove bar soap as well on most fabrics!)
- Tape measure, with centimeters and inches. (I have one in my crochet hook bag, one in my knitting needle bag, and now I have one with my sewing machine…)
- Good quality Sewing thread, with polyester core for strength. If you buy cheap thread you will become frustrated (I just used the thread that came with the sewing machine…hopefully I won’t become TOO frustrated)
- A metal ruler or metre ruler, for marking bindings. ( I had a regular ruler. and I also have a wooden yard stick that should work just as well)
- A level sewing/ cutting table. (at home I just have a desk…I’m pretty sure it’s leveled? haha)
- A good quality sewing machine with metal parts. ( I did my research, mine isn’t the best of the best but it should help me make pretty skirts and dresses, so what else can I ask for?)