Sewing is a unique hobby because it can be both fun and practical all at the same time. You can sew clothing items and decorative items for your home also simply by learning the basics of sewing.
A Sewing Box
A sewing box is a must for all households. Whether you sew or just simply mend things from time to time, a sewing box to keep your supplies in will save you a lot of time and money. By having a dedicated sewing box for your supplies, you will always know where things are when you have to sew back on a button or hem a pair of pants.
Very Sharp Scissors
Using dull scissors is one of the most frustrating things you can do when you are sewing. Dull scissors make your project much harder than it needs to be. A good quality pair of very sharp scissors will save you a ton of frustration and time. Your projects will also turn out better and have cleaner lines to them.
Pinking shears are a special type of scissors which cut fabric so that the edges are zigzagged. This zigzagging keeps fragile fabric edges from fraying. If you will be working with a fabric with a tendency to fray, such as satin, you will find that pinking shears make your life a whole lot easier.
A stitch gage looks like a small ruler with a sliding gage on it. The stitch gage is used to help you measure and also to help you sew straight seams and hems every single time.
In addition to these gadgets, you should also consider a good cover for your sewing machine to keep out dust and dirt. This will help your machine running well for years to come without having to pay for costly maintenance.