There is a smart way to purchase sewing supplies. First determine who is sewing and what they are making. Start with the basics, then move on. The list of supplies can be endless, but you can begin with just a few.
As you learn to sew, the supplies can expand just a bit for more function and fun.
As creativity in clothing begins, a designer needs a few more things.
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