We know from experience that a sewing box can get out of control fast. And while it's fun to shop for all the bells and whistles, you really only need 10 things to tackle most projects (other than a sewing machine, of course). Make sure you have all of these tools and you'll be set to sew, stat!
Once you've found your way around the basics of a sewing machine, the craft is wide open for you to explore. Seriously! If you're nervous about garment fitting, wary of fancy fabrics, or not so sure about zippers, we're here to say: go for it. Pick a project and proceed with confidence — these tutorials are here to make it all go right.
It's easy to make your sewing friends happy around the holidays, their birthdays, Mother's Day — all you have to do is fill their arms with sewing gifts! Whether you're giving a fabric that totally made you think of them, notions that need to be replaced or kits that let them tackle a new project, you're guaranteed to put a smile on their face. Happy shopping!