Useful Sewing Tools for Beginners and Advanced Sewers!

If you’re a sewing enthusiast, you know that having the right tools can make all the difference in the outcome of your projects. As someone who sews on a regular basis, I’ve come to rely on a few must-have tools that have become my favorites. These tools have helped me streamline my sewing process and have made my projects look more professional.

In this post, I’ll share with you my top favorite sewing tools that I use consistently. From a quality pair of scissors to a seam ripper, these tools are essential for any sewing project. Keep reading to find out more!

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Fiskars Titanium Scissors

Durable and great for cutting fabric! These scissors have a spring-action design that gently opens the blades after each cut which helps reduce hand strain. These are my favorite pair of scissors!


One of my most used tools! I use this tool to turn fabric inside out, especially for smaller items. Also, a great tool for stuffing poly-fil in plushies or other projects.

Premium Hand Sewing Needles and Threaders

These hand sewing needles are durable and rustproof! The sewing needles are made of durable stainless steel. These sewing needles include 6 different sizes, which can be used for a variety of projects including sewing, crafts, upholstery, mending, embroidery, leather, etc.

Comfort Thimble

My favorite Thimble I have tried to date! I love this thimble since it has a hard texture tip that protects your finger from the needle when hand sewing but it also has a soft side that is very comfortable while wearing it. Traditional thimbles can be very uncomfortable to wear, so wearing this thimble feels like a luxury.

Thread Cutter Small Snips

This is a must-have helper! You can cut threads simply with this tool. I have this thread cutter next to my sewing machine to cut and trim fabric on all my sewing projects.

Seam Ripper

We all make sewing mistakes, that is where a seam ripper comes in handy! Over the course of the years of sewing, I have accidently sewed wrong pieces together or even stitched too far on my sewing projects. Beginners and Experts make mistakes while sewing, so a seam ripper will help undue those sewing mistakes.

Sewing Pins

Sewing pins are sharp and sturdy, and easy to use when sewing. Pins are long enough, and flower heads make inserting and removing the pins much easier.

Magnetic Pin Cushion with Drawer

You can store your sewing pins and needles on the bottom and prevent losing them. I love using this magnetic pin cushion more than a traditional pin cushion, since it holds the pins safely and if you drop pins on the floor, you can easily pick them up quickly!

All Purpose Sewing Clips

If you do not like regular sewing pins, then these all-purpose clips make it so much easier to hold multiple layers of fabrics. No pins needed for sewing! You can also use them for a variety of crafts, such as organizing papers, use them on rope to hang pictures, and much more!

Pattern Weights

These weights are fantastic to have to hold sewing patterns down on fabric while you are marking and cutting your fabric. These weights have a secure grip that prevents the fabric from shifting or pulling. Plus, they provide a faster, easier and a neater way to cut fabrics with minimal efforts.

OLFA Self-Healing Cutting Mat 12-Inch x 18-Inch

This cutting mat is great work surface to cut fabric easily on and you can use rotary cutters and blades on. This mat is fantastic since it can extend the life of rotary blades, so less replacing over time. The self-healing mat reseals surface cuts, and the yellow grid lines on one side helps make detailed cuts easier. I use this mat to cut all sorts of fabrics on!

OLFA Rotary Cutter 45mm

This easy-to-use cutter is a rolling razor blade that can cut a variety of materials into shapes, strips and pieces for sewing, quilting and craft projects. Best part is it cuts with very little effort. Designed for both right- and left-handed use!

Air and Water Soluble Fabric Marker

When tracing sewing patterns or markings, I like to use disappearing ink on projects. Ensures that the markings are not permanent when you are completed with your sewing project.

Acrylic Clear Ruler

I love using this clear acrylic ruler! I can make adjustments for sewing patterns or draw or cut a straight line on fabric. I combine this with using a cutting mat and rotary cutter.

Janome HD3000 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine

I highly recommend this heavy-duty sewing machine, especially if you are a beginner. This was my very first sewing machine I ever owned, and it is built to handle sewing multiple layers of fabrics! I also recommend purchasing the walking foot attachment too, especially if you are going to be quilting and/or sew think layers of fabric.

Open Toe Walking Foot Attachment

Conquer Problematic Fabrics! You can easily sew knits, multiple layers, minky (slippery materials), and more! I can’t tell you how much I use a walking foot while sewing. The walking foot has extra feed dogs, so it holds and moves fabrics smoothly and consistently to help prevent shifting, puckering, and misalignment. Best part is, unlike most walking foot attachments, this walking foot as an open toe so you don’t lose visibility and can see where your needle will land. This ensures that you’re stitching in the right area.

This walking foot is compatible with most Low Shank machines from Alphasew, Babylock, Bernette, Bernina, Brother, Consew, Dressmaker, Elna, Euro-Pro, Janome (Newhome), Kenmore (Sears), Necchi, Pfaff, Riccar, Simplicity, Singer, Viking, White, and more!

Husqvarna Viking Sewing and Embroidery Machine

If you want to make a good investment on a solid sewing and embroidery machine, I recommend going to an authorized Husqvarna Viking Dealer. They have a wide selection of sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines. My very first embroidery machine was a Topaz 40 and I had for 6 years before I upgraded to the EPIC (when it was on sale) since I wanted to use a larger embroidery hoop.