My favorite sewing items and supplies

Here’s my review of what I think are the best sewing items and supplies. Basically, which ones I use most often. There is obviously an endless amount of brands and price points for each, but these are just the ones I happen to use and like enough to pass along to someone else. I mostly shop at Joann’s to take advantage of the coupons, but I definitely love the convenience of having something delivered for free from Amazon.  (Links below are mostly to Amazon. Let me know if you have any questions before you buy!)

favorite sewing supplies

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What’s a serger, and should I buy one?

I remember when I found out what serger was. I was 19, and I was shocked that it took me so long to pay attention to how my t-shirts were sewn together. So if you don’t know what a serger is, you’re definitely not alone. If you’re wearing a t-shirt right now, the interior side seams were sewn together with a serger. If you’re wearing jeans right now, the interior inseams were sewn together with a serger. You can tell because the two pieces of fabric are bound together with multiple threads. A serger is also called an overlock machine, and most of them cut the excess fabric edge as the two pieces are sewn together.

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