Sew Something / sewing essentials
A common question we get from new sewists (or the people shopping for a new sewist) is what sewing notions are essential to getting started. Certainly the answer depends on a few more factors – such as whether the sewist has anything already, whether she or he will be sewing by hand or on a machine, etc. – but we thought it might be useful to put together a kind of cheat sheet. See what you have already, decide what you might need. In general, what we're including here are the things you might find in every sewist's kit, so...