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I know it can be overwhelming trying to sift through all the must-haves. To help make it a little easier I've put together a list of sewing and pattern making resources that you can access by clicking the images and links below. I've also gathered some of my favorite tools of the trade, software, websites, and continuing education programs that I have found to be very helpful! As I find new items I'll update the page so be sure to check back often.
I recommend Amazon for sewing tools and supplies. I use Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping and although I regularly comparison shop before purchasing, I have not found anywhere with consistently better prices, online or in stores.
It’s also worth looking around for other supplies. You’ll find just about anything you need there and you can purchase in large or small amounts from some vendors.
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- Books for beginners: Are you new to sewing? Want to build up your library and learn some techniques? Check out the top recommendations for books from our readers.
- Blueprint: Join Blueprint, a community of passionate crafters featuring online classes about all your favorite crafts including quilting, sewing & cake decorating.I have taken at least 20 Blueprint classes and have enjoyed each one! Blueprint also offers patterns, tools, and fabric.
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Fabric.com: Fabric.com, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, is the world’s leading online fabric store. They focus on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home décor and apparel fabrics along with crafts and notions. Along with bringing you the most current designer lines including Laurel Burch, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller and Premier Prints, many of the world’s best-known designers sell us their first quality closeouts at the end of their season. Whether your needs run from denim to silk, linen to faux fur, velvet to shirtings, or anywhere in between, they maintain an enormous in-stock supply of fine fabrics!
SewingMachinesPlus.com: Sewing Machines Plus is a family-owned company and has been involved in the sewing and vacuum business for over 40 years. They carry most brands of home sewing machines and many commercial models along with supplies, furniture, and even garment care equipment.