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).

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

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