Sewing Tools for Professional Results.
As with any profession or hobby, using the right tools can make all the difference between amateur or professional results. The following alphabetical list contains some items of sewing equipment that I am sure you will already have to hand, others are more specific to the making of soft furnishings and are well worth investing in - they make each job a whole lot easier!
Iron & Ironing Board
A good quality iron is necessary you cannot sew without one. Ironing boards can be free standing or mounted depending on the available space and frequency of use.. A cotton or wool cover is advisable for sewers, though many boards come a Tefloncoated drawstring cover which
reflects the heat. Ironing boards can come in handy for tasks other than pressing.
When sewing curtains, the ironing board can be placed next to or behind the sewing machine to help support the fabric bulk.
They are large 'bull dog' type clamps used for clamping fabric to the worktable prior to cutting
out or during the making-up process. When dealing with large expanses of fabric, it is essential
it should be anchored to the table or held under tension. If you are not fortunate enough to have a worktable, you can still use these clamps, but you will obviously need to protect your tabletop.
A very usefull piece of equipment which allows you to cut perfect 90 degree angle to the selvage of fabric widths, and a must for cutting out cushions.
Metre Rule/ Yard Stick/
Tape measure belongs in every sewing box probably in every household, it's useful for measuring lengths of fabric and measurements throughout any sewing project.
Invest in a tape measure of non-strech fiberglass with inches marked on one side and centimeters on the other most tape measures are 60" (153cm) long. Read more.....