I remember knowing what was needed for sewing only because I had to take Home Economics which was half cooking and half sewing. But, if I hadn't had the benefit of the weekly class, I would have been lost as to what tools, equipment and notions, I should keep on hand. That got me thinking that dressmaking kits for beginners would be an ideal gift for either a child or adult. I had, and still own, two sewing boxes that my parents gave me as Christmas gifts when I was a young teen. One was the now vintage wooden sewing box on legs and the other was the pin cushion type basket. Over the years, I have filled them both with lots of sewing necessities.
There was a real benefit to learning as a teen because I could put different gadgets and gizmos on my birthday and Christmas wish lists. For example, one year, I got a hand operated button hole machine, and another year, I received the pinking shears needed to cut seams to prevent them from fraying. But, even before I started HomeEc in grade eight, I was given a mini Singer machine which I still have in the original box. Today, though, if you don't have someone in your family that sews, I am sure you are curious as to what you need to stock.
Now, I'll show you some supplies that are important and I suggest you stock your basket or box with.
Designer Bag Dressmaking Kits for Beginners Includes Storage and Supplies
This is a fabulous item to receive. The soft side case means you have somewhere to keep all your notions and tools, plus it look beautiful enough to take with you on a trip. Maybe you are not traveling, but going to a class and need everything at your fingertips. This kit would be ideal. No more forgetting something at home. The compartments are roomy and the top and bottom zippers prevent things from falling out and getting lost. It says it is the pro series, but I wouldn't be afraid of that. This is the kind of package that would help even the most novice sewer.
Basic Necessity Dressmaking Kits for Beginners Made By Singer
I really like this kit as a starting point because it includes a seam ripper, centimeters and inches tape measure, straight pins, different size hand needles, and a little bit of various colored thread. Of course, if you were actually sewing a garment from scratch, you would buy the proper thread needed for that project. But the assortment in this package means that you have something for quick repairs, and also to do small things like a hem or hand seam on a pillow.
The scissors are a big deal, too, and if I can give you one pointer about owning and using scissors, it is this. Do not use your sewing scissors for anything else. Keep the pair safe in your box, so they don't get nicked and stained from using in the kitchen or around the house. You don't want your fabrics and patterns all messed up!
Brown Wood Dressmaking Kits for Beginners for Men Kids Women All Skill Level
I notice that a lot of people on sites around the internet are looking for something that a man would enjoy owning. Maybe they are single and want to do a few repairs to their pants. On the other hand, they may be off to college and need a way to keep their clothes neat and tidy. Regardless, this is a lovely box to own. It comes with all the things you need in an emergency and still have room to add a few more items.
One feature I really like is the company listened to its customers and their feedback. The commercial logo has been removed from the top of the box. It is plain and if you really wanted to give a luxurious gift to someone, you could add a brass plate and have it engraved. Or engrave right in the wood.
Lots of Supplies Dressmaking Kits for Beginners in Travel Fold Up Holder
This is a massive kit with plenty of notions, tools and thread. It's wonderful to throw into your suitcase or knapsack for camping or plane traveling. There are many features about this package that I like but a couple are:
1. the straight pins with colored heads, so they are easy to pick up,
2. the pins and needles are kept in a convenient plastic storage case, do you don't lose and don't get pricked,
3. safety pins which are a real life saver,
4. and a needle threader complete with magnifying glass for those hard to see moments.
Finally, the company offers a full money back guarantee if something breaks or you are not completely satisfied.
Compact Fold Up Dressmaking Kits for Beginners Filled with Sewing Equipment
Jam packed with all kinds of accessories, this cute kit is made with durable nylon and and is zippered to keep everything inside. It is the size of a CD case, so small enough to carry in any luggage. Perfect for emergencies or just starting out with any craft project.