Starting sewing is intimidating, especially when you’re going through rows and rows of sewing notions in Joann Fabrics. I’ve distilled those walls into a list of the basics you’ll need to get started and with the ‘advanced’ tools you will likely want to acquire over time if your needs call for them. Click on the pictures for links!
Taking care of your machine is priority #1.
You’ll need to keep it properly oiled and continually remove lint so the machine action can work uninhibited. You’ll want to clean the lint out every 6-12 hours of sewing depending on your fabric. (I’ve had to do this up to once every hour for wool melton).
The absolute necessities for sewing: TOOLS
The absolute necessities for sewing: Notions
‘Advanced’ Tools and Notions you may need
These items are situational and many of them have a singular use. But items like “That Purple Thing” and both types of clips can make your life much easier when in a pinch.