When you are learning to sew, I recommend some basic sewing supplies.
This is part of a Summer Sewing Camp series:
This Summer Sewing Camp is intended for a mom to teach her child to sew. I recommend your child inviting one or two friends so that it becomes a class. There will be instructions and supplies for mom and for each child.
If you are using these instructions to teach yourself, just follow both parts.
Each child should have:
- Sewing Machine
- Start-To-Sew Kit
- Box for Kit
Sewing Machine. I recommend using a sewing machine you have as long as it has a slow stitch setting. If not, I recommend the Janome Sew Mini Sewing Machine. Read my review here: Janome Sew Mini
Start-To-Sew Kit. The easiest way to run your camp is if everyone has the same sewing kit. I have had students bring in gramma’s sewing basket but it may not have what they need. The Dritz Start-To-Sew Kit found HERE is the best one I have found. The kit includes a pin cushion, tape measure, needle threader, marking pencil, seam gauge, hand needles, scissors, seam ripper, pins and thimble. The scissors in this kit are also perfect for the beginner because they are not too sharp but can cut through what they need to. The pins do not work that well and I substitute them with Multi Color Ball Point Pins. I have used several other sewing kits, including other ones sold on Amazon for less, but I have been disappointed. I have also bought kits from Michaels and JoAnns and none measure up to this one. Do NOT buy the sewing kits made by Simplicity, Singer or Sewing Basket.
- Ironing board
- Extension cord and power strip
- Index Cards
- Rotary Cutting Set
- Point Turner
- C-Thru Ruler
- Wonder Clips
- Safety Pins
- Glass Head Pins
- Washi Tape
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