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Sewing Equipment. Turn to the sewing equipment page in your sewing packet. Sewing Equipment. Sewing tools can be used to measure, mark, cut, and sew fabric. Use correct equipment for the task!. Measuring Tools. Tape measure Used to take body measurements 60 inches long

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sewing equipment

Sewing Equipment

Turn to the sewing equipment page in your sewing packet.

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Sewing Equipment
  • Sewing tools can be used to measure, mark, cut, and sew fabric.
  • Use correct equipment for the task!
measuring tools
Measuring Tools
  • Tape measure
    • Used to take body measurements
    • 60 inches long
    • Made of plastic or strong fabric that does not stretch
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Measuring Tools
  • Sewing (seam) gauge
    • 6 inch ruler with a sliding marker, used to measure short distances
marking tools
Marking Tools
  • Tracing wheel
  • Tailor’s pencil
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Tracing paper
    • All used to transfer pattern markings to the fabric
cutting tools
Cutting Tools
  • Shears
    • Longer than scissors
    • Bent handle allows fabric to lie flat as it is cut
    • Used to cut fabric
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Cutting Tools
  • Scissors
    • Usually short
    • Used to trim seams and threads
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Cutting Tools
  • Pinking shears
    • Zig zag cutting edge
    • Used to give seam edges a finished look
    • Prevent raveling
    • Give a decorative edge
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Cutting Tools
  • Seam ripper
    • Used to undo mistakes
    • Has a sharp edge!
sewing tools
Sewing Tools
  • Needles
    • Used for hand sewing
    • Come in many sizes and types
    • Keep on a separate magnetic holder from the pins!!!
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Sewing Tools
  • Pins
    • Used to hold fabric together before sewing
    • Take the pins out as you sew
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Sewing Tools
  • Thimble
    • Protects your finger while sewing by hand
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Sewing Tools
  • Magnetic Pin Holder/Pin cushion
    • Store pins
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Sewing Tools
  • Thread
    • Comes in a variety of colors
    • Match the thread color to the color of your fabric
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Sewing Tools
  • Bobbin
    • Empty spindle for thread
    • Your thread color needs to match your bobbin color