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Types of Sewing Tools And Equipment In Dressmaking - Sewing Kit List

Updated on July 14, 2017
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Basic Sewing Equipment

Sewing is fun. Anyone can sew for personal use, as a hobby or for commercial purpose. Deciding to become a dressmaker will require you to have a basic knowledge about the different sewing kit, how to use and store them so that you can easily find them when you want to use them.

These are some of the sewing equipment to be discussed: dressmaker's cutting tools, measuring equipment, pins and needles, threads and notions, tracing tools, furniture plus others.

Dressmaker's Cutting Tools

Cutting tools in dressmaking are used for cutting fabrics such as:

  • Dressmaking shears lower blade are used to cut fabric as it makes it easy for the fabric to lie flat as it is cut.
  • For snipping ends of threads, small sewing scissors are used
  • Pinking shears are used to cut fray resistant and zig-zag edge. Pinking shears can also be used to finish seams and fabric raw edges. As the pinking shears cannot be sharpened, it should never be used to cut out paper patterns that can blunt the blades.
  • A seam ripper is used to pick out threads, cut seams open, and as it is very sharp, it can be used to slash machine buttonholes. Always keep the seam ripper inside its protective case when you are not using it.

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Measuring Tools for Dressmaking

  • Sewing gauge is used to measure pleats and hems
  • The metric stick is good when measuring long straight curtains as it is easy to check the direction of the marking hems and fabric grains.
  • Buy a flexible tape measure that is 5ft (1.5m) long, this is the most useful and common length that many dressmakers use.

Dressmakers Pins and Needles

  • Stainless steel pins are used when you want to tack or sew a seam, as it is used to hold fabric together.
  • Crewel needles are better for embroidery as you can pass strands threads through the long eye of the needle.
  • Sharp needles with rounded eyes are used for most of the fabric weights
  • Pins with coloured heads are very useful when used as markers as the coloured heads can be seen easily on fabrics.
  • Bodkin is used to threading piping or elastic
  • Needle threader makes it easy to thread needles, especially if you have shaky hands or can't see the needle eye clearly.

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Tracing Tools Used By Dressmakers

  • Tailor's chalk is used to transfer pattern markings onto a fabric
  • to transfer pattern markings to the wrong side of the fabric, tracing wheel are used together with dressmaker's carbon paper.
  • to mark thin accurate lines, such as lines for pocket positioning, pleats or buttonholes, chalk pencil is used.

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Dressmaker's Sewing Threads and Notions

  • Elastic thread should be in a dressmaker's work basket
  • Have different types and colours of threads such as strong thread, polyester thread, tacking cotton thread, embroidery thread plus others.
  • Fasteners such as hooks and eyes, buttons, press studs, safety pins etc.
  • To hem and bind edges of fabric, use bias binding

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Dressmaker's Furniture

  • Work table can be any table that you can use near the sewing area. It is better to have a stable, permanent table for sewing work.
  • Get a work lamp that you can move and turn to any angle to shine on any area of your sewing.
  • Let the mirror you have to be full length so that you can be able to see how the hems and clothes fit.

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      Christabel Evans 9 hours ago from England, UK

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      Christabel Evans 4 years ago from England, UK

      Hi suzyframe, thanks for your visit and comment. There should be many websites that publish sewing information. The best thing to do is to use different search engines and search for sewing resources sites.

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      suzyframe 4 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing this information! I have been looking into orlando brother sewing machines and what they can use! Can you tell me where I can find more information like this? Through my research I have found that this website has been helpful: www.sewing.net

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      Christabel Evans 4 years ago from England, UK

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      Christabel Evans 4 years ago from England, UK

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you so much Nell Rose for your comment. I really appreciate your visit. I'm happy the list is of help to you.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, actually this is a very helpful list for me as I tend to lose, forget or just plain forget to buy all the equipment! lol! so thanks!

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      Thank you for passing by bloomsandbugs. As i have them lying about on my sewing table, i feel i should just write about them, even though i'm allergic to taking and using my own pics (just joking). I wish i can take and use my own pics, but... Thanks once more for commenting.

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      Anshu 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Great list and explanation!