Machine Needles Needles used in sewing machines. Each brand of Sewing machine requires a certain needle. Make sure you have the right needle for your machine
Irons Irons are used in sewing to remove wrinkles, flatten seams, and crease hems.
Ironing Board A padded surface where you press while sewing
Tape Measure Long plastic or fiberglass strip with marks for measuring Fabric, patterns, and People.
Yard Stick Wooden measuring stick. Usually a yard or a meter long
Marking Pencils Special pens or pencils that are used to mark fabric when sewing
Pincushions There are many kinds of pincushions Fabric: are little stuffed pillow Magnetic: contains a magnet Wrist: fits on your wrist
Rotary Cutter Used to cut fabric Looks like pizza cutter For fabric
Rotary Ruler and Mat The ruler is used with the rotary cutter To cut straight. The mat is a special Mat that protects the table.
10 Rules for Using the Rotary Cutter Safely! Measure carefully before cutting Pay attention! Never goof off by the rotary cutter Keep fingers out of the way! Never cut through pins Don’t cut things you shouldn’t Always use a mat Replace blade cover when finished Put the rotary cutter away when finished Clean up area
Danger ! You can be seriously hurt by the blade of the rotary cutter! The blade is a razor blade and very sharp! If you cannot use the rotary cutter safely, you will not be able to use it any more
Scissors All purpose General cutting in the home
Sewing Scissors Used for sewing only!!! Cutting paper makes them dull!
Shears Larger scissors Over 6” long Handles are different shapes
Pinking Shears Pinking shears cut A special edge VVVVVVVVVV
Embroidery Scissors Small sharp scissors for trimming threads And cutting in small places
Buttonhole Scissors Special scissors that help you cut the slit for the button hole
Thread Clips Used to clip the threads as you sew
Scissor Rules Cut only fabric Never cut pins Don’t drop Get sharpened when dull Dull scissors will not cut fabric!