When I first got my Embroidery Machine I had no idea what I needed to begin. During my ventures into embroidery these are the tools and supplies that I needed and use almost every time I embroider.
First you’ll need Tear Away Embroidery Stabilizer … The name says it all, you’ll put this in your hoop and it tears away from your finished piece. I order one almost every month.
Tear Away Embroidery Stabilizer – 1.8 Ounces Medium Weight 12″ x 50 yd Tear Away for Machine Embroidery
We also should have on hand some Cut Away Stabilizer, I prefer World Weidner Brand but there are others out there.
World Weidner Cut Away Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Backing Medium Weight 2.5 Ounce 12″x20 Yard Roll
When shopping for scissors you’ll need a few different ones to cut different items. My Janome pink are my favorite I have 4 pairs of them haha! I use these to cut jump stitches, bobbin and trimming the threads that dangle. I only use these for thread.
Janome Pink Embroidery Scissors 3.5 inch
My Kai scissors I use to trim felt, fabric and embroidery vinyl. It cuts like butter trust me.
kai 5 1/2 inch Embroidery Scissors, Black Handle
You probably have a pair of pinking shears laying around in the junk drawer. I use these sometimes not always but its good to have on hand.
Pinking Shears, Stainless Steel Pinking Shears Comfort Grip Handled Professional Fabric Crafts Dressmaking Zig Zag Cut Scissors Sewing Scissors (9″, Serrated, Purple)
I use a thread holder for my Singer machine its highly recommended. You may not need one but may prefer it.
We can’t forget our Dritz seam ripper.. Yikes! Life saver!
Dritz 665 Seam-Fix Seam Ripper
How about some water soluble stabilizer topper or WSS for your embroidery projects. This name says it all, you lay on top of fluffy fabrics like minky or plush, it keeps the stitching from sinking into your fabrics.
Wash-Away Water Soluble Stabilizer 9 inch x 10 Yard Roll. SuperStable Embroidery Stabilizer & Topping
One more pair of scissors I do recommend in place of the pink janome are applique snips. I know I know so many scissors
Havel’s Snip-Eze 4-3/4-Inch Embroidery Snips
Let’s not forget Polyester Embroidery Thread … bigger is better. You’ll need black and white
Polyester Embroidery Machine Thread Huge Spool 5000M for All Embroidery Machines
Your machine will come with bobbins maybe even some pre wound. Depending on which machine you have it’s best to have extras on hand.
505 Temporary adhesive spray may be needed but highly recommend.
Odif Usa 505 Spray and Fix Temporary Fabric Adhesive, 12.40oz
Needles you’ll need LOTS, you’ll break lots along the way. I buy in bulk to have spares. I prefer Schmetz but you can use Organ Needles in 90/14 or 75/11
You’re going to need a spool stand for all those spools of threads I highly recommend a wall hanging. I have 3 hanging on the wall 🙂
Embroidex 60 Spool Cone Thread Stand/Rack Organizer for Sewing and Embroidery Machine
I know this all sounds like a lot but trust me when I say this you will thank me later!
If you have any questions comment below. Thanks!