3. Sewing cutting tools are essential for
cutting fabric and other materials used in
sewing projects. Overall, having the right
cutting tools can make your sewing
projects easier and more enjoyable, so
it's worth investing in quality tools that
will last for a long time.
4. Ideal size and angle for snipping thread and
fabric during the sewing process.
5. All-purpose scissors are your go-to scissor
for non-fabric cutting. They’re useful for
most projects- particularly cutting out
patterns. Due to their long blades and
pointy tips, they are great for getting into
small areas. Their design also allows them
to cut long, straight smooth cuts regardless
of what they are cutting.
• ALL PURPOSE SCISSORS
6. Large, heavy scissor angled for cutting out
large pieces of fabric.
These scissors have tapered blades with
one pointed and one rounded tip; the blunt
tip prevents the fabric from snagging on
seams and threads. It also has a handy
point for clipping and notching curves.
Blades have a “knife edge,” which simply
means that the top blade is cut at an acute
angle which allows them to cut through
fabric easier than scissors.
• DRESSMAKER'S SHEARS
7. The most useful length is 7″-10.”
Dressmaker’s shears are heavy-duty than
their scissor friends and generally, the
bottom blade sits flush on the table-
making it easier to cut accurately through
They are also great for cutting through
several layers of fabric simultaneously.
• DRESSMAKER'S SHEARS
8. Tailor’s scissors are generally shorter in
length- I like my 5″ blade. A great choice
for quilters, sewers, and crafters alike,
these scissors easily cut through heavy-
duty materials like leather or multiple layers
of fabric. Thicker blades feature precision
ground knife edges that cut all the way to
the tip. The smaller length makes them
portable and can easily slip into your
sewing bag, perfect for sewing classes or
• TAILOR POINT SCISSORS
9. Pinking shears have serrated blades that
create a zig-zagged edge as the fabric is
cut. If you don't have a serger you want to
make sure you have pinking shears. Pinking
shears prevent the fabric from fraying or
unraveling along the seams. The serrated
edge grips slippery fabrics while cutting.
The bent handle design makes it easy to
cut on a tabletop or other flat surfaces.
• PINKING SHEARS
11. Small spring-loaded clipper for quick,
efficient thread snipping. Applique scissors
cut/trim close to the fabric while protecting
it from damage. Ideal for applique work and
rug making. The paddle-shaped blade
pushes away the bottom layer of fabric for
flawless controlled, cuts close the stitching.
The offset handle allows for a comfortable
hand position above the work surface.
APPLIQUE SCISSORS/ MULTI-
ANGLED APPLIQUE SCISSORS
12. -Small, with sharp blades that fit into hard-
to-reach areas to snip threads with
-With a fine pointy tip, snips are designed
to get close to the fabric without damaging
it. No loopholes to stick your fingers
through. Just pick up, aim and squeeze.
These snips feature a curved blade perfect
for getting as close as possible to the base
of the thread without damaging the
• EMBROIDERY SCISSORS
13. -Used for trimming threads in machine
embroidery projects and needle arts. The
Curved Blades allow safe Controlled Cuts
ensuring no snagging or gouging of fabric,
making them a great tool for Longarm
The Double-curved design allows
comfortable hand positioning above work in
the embroidery hoop or at the sewing
The Large handle Rings allow you to get in
and out of the scissors quickly and easily.
• DOUBLE- CURVED
14. -Circular blade that works in conjunction
with a clear cutting ruler and a rotary
cutting mat. Ideal for making straight cuts
16. • The ubiquitous tape measure. Without a
sewing tape measure, we would get
nowhere fast when it comes to sewing.
• These tape measures are made of fabric
and then coated, to last longer and prevent
them from stretching out.
17. • A meter ruler or yardstick is possibly only
useful to you if you plan on adjusting
sewing patterns yourself and will need a
ruler longer than 45cm.
Meter Ruler /
18. • A simple ruler is great for drawing straight
lines on patterns, or planning out pocket
19. - It’s a plastic ruler, great for all sorts of
measurements, mostly for pattern making.
use it to find the bias of my fabric, to add
seam allowances to patterns, to measure
the curves of armholes and necklines
Pattern Master or
20. -It will help you to turn over the right
amount of fabric for your hemlines, be it on
skirts, trousers, pants or sleeves.
21. -mark in buttonholes.
-A buttonhole gauge is flexible, and works
by expanding to the total length of the area
needing buttons, with divisions for marking
in the button holes equally.
22. - adjust a curved part of a sewing pattern.
23. -A flexible curve allows you to be more
accurate with measurements on curves –
such as crotch
24. -A large set square ruler is a measuring
tool for sewing and pattern making, to
ensure lovely straight lines. It can also be
used to add seam allowance to your
sewing patterns and grade patterns for a
Grading Ruler / Set
25. Marking tools are essential for
transferring design and construction
details from patterns onto fabric in
31. -Tracing paper is a thin, translucent paper
that is used to transfer markings from
patterns onto fabric.
32. -Pins are used to hold pattern pieces in
place on the fabric during cutting and
sewing. They can also be used to mark
important points on the fabric.
33. -Pattern weights are small weights that
are used to hold pattern pieces in place on
the fabric during cutting. They are an
alternative to using pins and can help to
prevent distortion of the fabric.
34. Pressing tools are used to apply heat
and pressure to fabric, which helps to
set seams, remove wrinkles, and shape
35. – To smooth fabric and press seams during
the sewing process
IRON AND IRONING BOARD
36. Small tabletop ironing board that fits into
cylindrical shapes, such as sleeves, for
37. – Stuffed fabric roll similar to a sleeve
board but smaller and more flexible. May
also be wooden.
38. – Tightly stuffed fabric pillow with a wide
end and a narrow end, used for pressing
darts and curved seams.
39. – Placed over fabric while pressing to
protect the fabric from the surface of the
40. – Heat-resistant, nonstick material that
allows for the application of double-sided
fusible products to fabric. Also useful as a
see-through pressing cloth.
TEFLON PRESSING SHEET
41. -A point presser and clapper is a tool that
is used to press points and corners of a
garment, such as collars, cuffs, and
pockets. The point presser is used to press
the seams and edges, while the clapper is
used to apply pressure and set the seam.
POINT PRESSER AND
42. Drafting tools are used in sewing,
patternmaking, and design to create
accurate and precise designs and
43. -It is made of wood or plastic. Either or 24″
or 36″ lengths are available. It’s used to
measure and shape the interior part of the
44. – Tailor’s art curve is used to draw curves
in the drafting and is made of plastic or
Tailor’s art curve
45. -It is also called a triscale or L-scale and is
made of wood or steel. L-scale has one
arm, which measures 12″ and the other is
24″. Basically used for drafting on brown
paper to draw perpendicular lines. L –
scale is one of the basic of the pattern
drafting rulers. This ruler helps to draw
accurate 90° angles and straight edges. It
measures, rules, and squares jointly.
46. -French curve is made of transparent
plastic. It helps in marking shapes of the
neck, depth of sides and garments bottom.
Essential tool for perfect shaping armholes,
necklines, and collars.
47. It is mostly used for making a curve for
A compass is a tool that is used to create
circles and arcs in patternmaking and
48. -A protractor is a tool that is used to
measure angles and create precise angles
in patternmaking and design.
49. -A pattern notcher is a tool that is used to
create small notches in the pattern pieces
to mark the matching points and help with
the assembly of the garment.
50. – It’s a wooden table of 3′ height, 4′ wide
and 6′ long. The surface of table should be
smooth and firm.
51. – Milton is a thick, blue coloured woolen
cloth used for drafting. It is mainly used for
practising drafts by fashion students. The
surface can be brushed and reused until
correct drafting is got.
52. – A brush is used on Milton cloth to rub the
mistakes during drafting.
53. – Paper is used for drafting by placing on
the drafting table. While using brown paper,
a grain line should be tracked.
58. – Hand-sewing needles differ from sewing-
– To sew by hand, you will need hand-
59. -remove unwanted stitches.
-The fine tip of a seam ripper lets you pick
out single threads, while the rounded tip
allows you to remove stitches along a
whole seam without tearing the fabric.
61. – A handy tool and often neglected, the awl
will pierce a small hole in your pattern to
indicate the end of a dart, pocket, trim, or
button hole. The awl is also handy for
scoring paper to fold, and also “walking”
your measuring tape around curves for
62. Sewing aids are tools that can help make
sewing easier and more efficient.
63. A small stuffed ball used for safe storage
of pins, or a magnetized holder for picking
up and storing pins.
64. -Hold layers together. Also used to pull
elastics through casings and turn fabric
tubes right side out.
66. -The wire of a needle threader easily
passes through the eye of a needle, then
opens and creates a large opening for the
thread. Then you can pull the wire and
thread back through the eye of the needle.
67. A seam gauge is a small ruler used to
measure seam allowances, hems, and
pleats. It helps to ensure consistent seam
widths and accurate measurements.
68. A bias tape maker is a tool that folds and
presses fabric to make bias tape, which is
used to finish seams and edges.
bias tape maker
69. A buttonhole cutter is a small blade used
to cut buttonholes after they have been
marked and sewn.
70. A bodkin is a tool used to thread elastic,
ribbon, and other thin materials through
casings and channels.
71. Fray check is a liquid adhesive used to seal
and prevent fraying of fabric edges.
72. Fabric glue is a liquid adhesive used to
attach fabric pieces and trims without
73. Iron-on interfacing is a fusible fabric used
to add structure and stability to fabric,
especially in areas such as collars and
74. A magnetic pin holder is a small dish with a
magnet inside that holds pins securely and
keeps them organized.
Magnetic pin holder
75. Pattern weights are used to hold pattern
pieces in place on fabric instead of using
76. Sewing clips are used instead of pins to
hold fabric together while sewing. They are
especially useful for thick or delicate
77. HOW TO TAKE CARE FOR YOUR SEWING TOOLS
Proper care and maintenance of sewing tools are essential
to ensure that they remain in good condition and continue
to function effectively. Here are some tips to help you take
care of your sewing tools:
78. • Keep small tools in organized compartments where they are safe
and easy to find
• Avoid cutting fabric using just the tip of the scissors to avoid
misalignment and to create sharp, precise cuts
• Store your sewing tools in a clean, dry, and safe place. Keep them
away from moisture, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures
that can damage the tools.
• Clean your tools after each use. Wipe them down with a dry cloth
or brush to remove any lint or debris. For scissors and rotary
cutters, use a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to remove any sticky
79. • Keep your needles sharp by regularly sharpening or replacing
them. Dull needles can cause frustration and can even damage
• Oil your sewing machine regularly. Check your sewing machine
manual for instructions on oiling and lubricating your machine.
• Use a pincushion or magnetic pin holder to keep your pins
organized and easily accessible. This will also help prevent them
from getting lost or scattered around your workspace.
• Keep your cutting tools sharp. Use a rotary blade sharpener or
take them to a professional sharpening service when they start to
80. • Store your sewing threads in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Exposure to sunlight and heat can cause thread to deteriorate and
weaken over time.
• Care for Iron
– Clean the bottom of the iron with an iron cleaner to get rid of
– If you experience clogging in your steam port, try using distilled
water instead of tap water
– Store tools like embroidery hoops in a place where they won’t
get warped or damaged
81. • Care for Cutting Tools
– Buy quality scissors in any variety you need
– Keep tools dry and clean
– Only cut designated materials with their respective tool
– Avoid pins and zippers when using cutting tools to prevent
– Don’t drop or hit shears—This can cause damage
82. Care for Other Notions
• Use sharp new needles. Remember to replace after 8 hours of
sewing or between projects for best results
• Use the right needle for the weight and fabric being used
• Keep thread in a dry area where they will be free from damage
• Keep pins in a container to avoid injury
• Roll-up measuring tape to prevent a tangled mess
• Use a bobbin topper to keep threads protected and free of
83. Sewing Tools
Having your own sewing box and
Sewing Machine Parts and
research about the sewing
machine parts and function
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