The Sewing Kit Essentials Every Crafter Should Own
Whether you’re a seasoned sewer or struggle to reattach a button, it’s never too late to cultivate the ultimate kit of sewing essentials. Welcome to the Liberty Sewing Kit Starter Pack...
It will come as no surprise to hear that one in five of us took up sewing as a form of craft therapy during lockdown – and thankfully, your make-do-and-mend attitude has persisted. Savvy Liberty Craft Club members have been putting their impressive skills and imagination to the test with beautiful makes out of our iconic prints. To achieve such sewing success as a beginner, you're going to need a few things first: a simple guide to sewing terms, the right fabric for the job and our list of sewing kit essentials.
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In a host of Liberty Fabrics' most iconic designs, our luxury haberdashery collection features accessories for both seasoned sewers and budding beginners. Determine your pins from your needles, your embroidery scissors from your paper scissors from your fabric scissors... with Liberty's sewing starter pack. Make sure to download our printable shopping list, slip it into your pocket and head in-store to our third floor to shop your sewing kit essentials IRL. And while you're there, keep an eye out for our staff of in-store sewing experts who can offer you a wealth of experience and knowledge in everything #LibertyCraftClub. Happy sewing!
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No, your kitchen or nail scissors just will not do. The right pair of scissors will make all the difference, and these ones are brilliant for trimming thread with ease and come housed in a handy pocket to (hopefully) stop them wandering. Later down the line, consider adding proper fabric scissors and pinking shears to your sewing kit essentials (hey stop woven material from fraying and help to add a decorative edge).Shop Now
The Pins (and Needles)
Next, you need pins. Glass and flower-headed versions are especially useful as the colours stand out against printed fabrics. Needles are also handy to have around with any sewing project, of course - whether it’s sewing a hem or a full on dressmaking. A lovely pin cushion ensures that you won’t lose your newly acquired pins, needles and safety pins mid-project. This one is covered in a patchwork of assorted Liberty prints.Shop Now
The Tape Measure
Give your sewing kit essentials a touch of character with this Liberty Margaret Annie print measuring tape, a quintessential Liberty print drawn from our vast archive. Featuring both imperial and metric measurements, this pocket-sized tape measure is ideal for creative projects of all kinds.Shop Now
The Sewing Box
Keep all your sewing kit essentials safely stashed with the Liberty sewing box - filled with neat sections ready to be filled with all manner of sewing necessities. Wrapped in Tudor Belle, our love letter to our iconic London home.Shop Now