2. High quality pairs of scissors. Another important tool is the scissor or shear because it is responsible for cutting, trimming, or clipping the fabric. Expert sewers suggest that a four or five-inched tailor point scissors or embroidery type of scissors are ideal for all of your sewing needs. Different types of shears such as pinking shears with zigzag blades used to avoid the fabric from fraying and dressmaker shears with bent-handles used to flatten the fabric while cutting are also considered as essential sewing tools.
3. Enough supply of marking tools. Next important set of tools for sewing is marking items such as the tailor's chalk, water-erasable pen, and water disappearing pen. These are very significant because they are used to mark the fabric before it gets cut for sewing. Being a wax based marker, a tailor's chalk—which comes in various colors—is a must for every sewer because it can provide markings that are not easily wiped out.
Seasoned sewers say that white colors chalks should only be used when making garments while the other colors can be used in various items. The water-erasable marking pens or water disappearing pens, on the other hand, are ideal to ensure that no trace of marking is present on the fabric of the clothing or any item being sewn.
4. Reliable sets of pins. Pins are also very important sewing tools because they hold pieces of fabric temporarily. Most sewers use pins to see the initial outcome of the item they are sewing. Pins are very important in any sewing project because these lessen the room for any mistakes before the final sewing. Make sure that you choose needles that are stainless steel and with fine points to achieve best results.
Other tools needed for dressmaking should include tape measure, needle threader, fabric glue, basting tape, bodkin, weights, soap, rotary cutter, seam gauge, thimble pads, flexible ruler, hump jumper, thimble, tracing paper, thread clippers, magnetic pin cushion, and yardstick.