Sewing tools

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

Here are some of the basic sewing tools you will need to become a Fashion Designer.

There are 4 broad types of sewing tools — Measuring tools, Marking tools, Cutting tools, and Sewing tools.

  1. Measuring tools - measuring tape Marking tools - Tailor's chalk, marking pen and pencil, tracing wheel

  2. Drawing tools - L-scales, French Curves, hip curve

  3. Cutting tools - Scissors for cloth, paper, clippers Sewing tools - Thread, bobbin

  4. Other tools - Seam ripper, Loop turner, Needle threader, Sewing clips

There are other supplies you will need to be successful as a Fashion designer. I am adding a short review and links to some of the useful tools here.


Sewing clips

Replace your old pins and never poke your fingers or damage your materials again. You can now sew safely and easily with these Sewing clips. These sewing clips will help you to have consistent seam allowance while stitching.

These sewing clips are a good This clip base easily holds the layers and makes the fabric levelled and flat.

These sewing clips has great holding capacity and are perfect for making quilts, handbags and more. It's suitable for holding layers of shirt, cloths ,trousers and tie etc.

The craft clips are easy and accessible in storage.


Paper fusible interlining

This is an essential item that is used in Churidar and blouse neck design. It provides the necessary support to the fabric and prevents it from stretching while stitching the neck design. It has fusible interlining on one side which is also the shining side — place this shining side facing the fabric and iron it so that it sticks onto your cloth. It is also used as embroidery backing.


Brown sheet for drawing pattern

For drawing sewing patterns, use this brown sheet. This is 24 inches wide and 10 meters long. It is 180 gsm brown sheet and is sturdy and will last longer. First draw the patterns using pencil and reinforce it with sketch pens. Double check the calculations before cutting your patterns.


Scissors to cut fabric


Zig-Zag scissors


Sewing needles

Organ Vardhaman needles of different sizes.


Bias tape maker

This is a precision tool that can fold fabric into perfect halves automatically, ready for sewing on. Bias tape maker can make the task of making bias tapes easy with a great looking result. Create your own bias tapes in minutes. This sewing tool is great for making bias, especially great in sewing and quilting. You can use this Bias tape maker for

  1. Finishing the neck designs for your Churidar and Blouse