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What Should I Pack in my Basic Sewing Kit?

Do you draw a blank when the class list says to bring a BSK? We asked our staff what their favorite tools are to include in a BSK (Basic Sewing Kit).

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1. Iron and pressing mat

2. Pins and pincushion

3. Shears (bent handles) and scissors (straight handles)

4. Needles for machine and handwork

5. Threads

6. Marking tools (chalk, water-soluble marker, silver pencil)

7. Seam ripper

8. Rotary cutter

9. Acrylic ruler with 1/4" markings (6x24" is a basic size)

10. Self-healing cutting mat