If you have just started out on your journey to becoming a sewing pro, it can be a little overwhelming to figure out what you need and where to get started.
Sewing kits can offer you a quick and convenient way to gather some equipment and materials you might need to get on your way.
Within this article, we will go over some of the best sewing kits for beginners and what to look out for to get the best option for you.
A beginner sewing kit is relatively inexpensive and can offer you a whole bunch of utility for getting started in sewing.
Tools and equipment, along with a few materials to sew with are all bundled together for your convenience and will cost anywhere from $10 to $25 for something at the beginner level.
The majority of this set will be at around the $15 mark and this is a great price for what is offered to you within the kit itself.
Tools and equipment are an essential and necessary part of sewing that allow you to navigate your way through the sewing experience much easier.
It is important that you try to make sure that you get the best quality equipment as you will be using these tools every time you sew; the better the tool you use, the better your sewing experience will be.
What follows are some of the tools you can expect a sewing kit to have and the reasons they can be of great use to you.
One of the most essential tools for sewing is a pair of scissors. These will allow you to cut off the thread in order to tie it off, trim down pieces of fabric, and cut shapes from materials to them stitch together.
It is also beneficial that you pick a pair of scissors that will allow you to use them with ease.
Things to consider are the length of the blades, the width of the blades, making sure the scissors are designed for the hand you prefer using, and how ergonomic the scissors are to hold.
This tool is another piece of equipment that will make your sewing experience that much better.
If you happen to complete a line of sewing and then want to redo it, maybe it's misaligned or untidy, then you can simply use a seam ripper to undo your work and start over.
A seam ripper is essentially a small hook, with a sharp inside edge and narrow point, that you can slide underneath a seam and cut then cut the seam open.
For a quality seam ripper, you should check for a thin, almost flat, profile and a nice sharp edge to ensure that the tool cuts cleanly.
Another immensely useful tool for sewing is a pin or tack. This tool is used to hold pieces of material together so that you can more easily sew them together.
Trying to sew without the use of pins is a task not worth attempting and will result in untidy sewing and an overall end result that would be much better if you had just used the pins.
Things to look out for when considering what pins to get are mostly safety concerns. You want to make sure you get a pin that has a brightly colored base so that you don't accidentally harm yourself by not noticing where it is.
More often than not, a sewing kit will come with a selection of thread spools that will be in a variety of colors.
This a great addition to any sewing kit as it will give you the ability to add a bit of flair to your creations.
The kinds of colors you will find will be anywhere from bright, almost neon, primary colors and all the way to darker for dulled colors, and plenty of shades and tones in between.
You may be wondering if the beginner's kits come with enough spools of thread to keep you sewing for a while. After all, it would be frustrating to have to stop partaking in your hobby whilst you wait for supplies.
Luckily, most kits come with enough thread to last you a decent amount of time and so you will not have to worry about needing additional thread for a little while.
However, should you end up needing additional thread, or you purchase a kit that doesn't come with any, then you can always pick some more up for around the $10 mark.
One item that beginner sewing kits will rarely have is fabric and materials to sew together. These kits expect that you will have sourced the materials yourself.
The main reason that these kits tend not to include fabric, and other sewing materials, is that they would take up too much space within the kit and might mean that they would have to cut back on other products.
Another reason is that if it is not a material that you are likely to use then it is a waste of product and they cannot guarantee that everyone who purchases the kit would use the materials.
Generally, the recommended minimum age for sewing is between the ages of 6 and 9. This is not to say that children of this age should be left to sew unattended.
Children under the age of 13 should always be supervised when sewing, this is to make sure that they remain safe and avoid injury. Sewing involves sharp points and edges and so you should always make sure to keep an eye on the younger sewers.
In summary, there are a whole host of great sewing kits that beginners will love to get started with.
An excellent way to get into sewing straight away, beginner kits have all the tools you need to get on your way to sewing some fantastic creations.
We hope that this article has been helpful in allowing you to come to a conclusion on what kit is best for you.