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All the tools a beginner Avid Seamstress needs to achieve amazing handmade garments.

The kit contains a range of quality sewing tools to get you started on your sewing journey. 


  • Dressmaking Scissors (24cm)
    Professional quality, stainless steel dressmaking shears in assorted colours. Handle colour will be selected at random.
  • Sewing Machine Needles
    Assorted ballpoint 70/80/90, ideal for woven and knit fabrics.
  • Flower Head Pins
    Pack of 20 long, flat head pins. Ideal for securing several layers of fabric and machine stitching, plus your project looks extra pretty.
  • Seam Ripper
    Premium quality, soft grip handle. An essential, multi-use sewing tool ideal for unpicking stitches and opening buttonholes.
  • Gutermann Thread - 3 Colours
    Gutermann Sew-All Thread 100m in Black, White and Cream. Premium quality thread, preferred by sewists around the world.
  • Hand Sewing Needles
    Gold-eye size 3-9 with a larger-than-standard eye for easy threading.
  • Thread Snips (10.5cm)
    Spring action, rust-resistant thread snips. Colour selected at random.
  • Dressmaking Pencil
    Used to mark sewing and cutting lines on fabric. An essential tool for dressmakers. Easily removable with gentle rubbing or brushing. For use on dark fabrics.
  • Tape Measure (150cm/60in)
    Measure twice, cut once.
  • Sewing Gauge
    A metal gauge for accurately measuring hems and seam allowance.
  • Plain Cotton Fabric (50cm x 155cm) - perfect for practising different stitches and methods before cutting into your main fabric

Skill level:  Beginner

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If this is a gift, why not add a gorgeous sewing card and complete the special treat. 

Check out our range of sewing patterns and sewing kits to put your new tools to good use.

We also have a free sewing pattern for beginners, The Drop Sleeve Top.  It's a perfect first make or, if you are more advanced, you'll whip up this stylish number in no time, and fall in love with its versatile shape. To obtain your free pattern, simply sign up for our newsletter and we'll send you all the files you need. You can also purchase the pattern sheet and/or the instruction book. The link to sign up is via the footer on our homepage.

We love seeing what you make with our products. Let us know how you get on with your first projects; tag us on Instagram @theavidseamstress #theavidseamstress.

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