From our first round table gathering of semi-savy stitchers, we came up with some hints, tips and essentials
Pinking Shears – these are expensive but you will only need one pair for life.
The Eraser Pen – when using a commercial pattern, you need to transfer markings on to your fabric. Many patterns suggest using tailors tacks which is time consuming, or tailors chalk, which is hard to draw straight with at first. Instead invest in the Erase and Mark Pen from Prym (available locally from most good haberdasheries and craft shops). If your not sure go in and talk to the shop assistants.
A Quick Unpick – also known as a seam ripper. Don’t attempt to machine sew without some way of undoing your mistakes.
How to add pockets guide recommended by a member