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.
The following is a guide to purchasing sewing supplies. These are sewing items that I have compiled from the most practical to the most frivolous.
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For The Beginner
For a child, or anyone starting the process in learning to sew, start with a sew kit. Basic sewing supplies can spark creativity if presented in a cute case. Include items for beginning hand sewing or machine sewing. Read more: Sew Kit
For the Beyond Beginner
For the person who has begun to sew but is ready to expand their supplies, it is time to go Beyond the Basic Sewing Supplies.
For The Designer
For the one who wants to expand to garment making or designing see Garment Making & Pattern Designing.
For Anyone Who Sews
For people who sew never get their fill of fun see Sewing Novelties.