My Top 10 Favorite Sewing Notions!


When you started to sew, were you self-taught? Did you buy all the things you thought you needed to find out that maybe it was just shiny and didn’t really serve a purpose, or it was just a bad product than you couldn’t return?

Maybe you are brand new to sewing and just looking for a great list of things that are great to use!

When I started to sew, there were not many online lists; there were many blogs to walk through tutorials on sewing, but nothing really about a great list of tools to use. I spent so much money trying to find that perfect notion. So now, after the years, I am ready to share my favorites!

Sewing notions? What is a notion?

Sewing notions are the tools that you use to complete your projects. Notions are like a mechanics wrench or a carpenter’s saw.  Notions come in all shapes and sizes, along with price ranges! I have put together 10 of my favorites to use. There are tons more for sure; I will continue to post these up throughout the site, updating and adding to other lists!

Now to the Top 10!

OK!! You are ready to find some great deals, fantastic new notions, and tools that will help you speed up the process or become more efficient with your sewing!

These are all tools that I now use in my studio or at my home. I back these products at my accord.


Never lose your pins again! An easy way to pick up the ones you have dropped also!

Zirkel magnetic pin cushion


Get for hemming and bulky seams!



Pressed chalk for marking your fabrics! 2 of each color. Great for marking both light and dark fabrics!

10 Pieces Pack Triangle Tailor’s Chalk


Sewing Gauges are a great way to make your measurement markings on your fabric consistently!

Sewing Gauge


Nice-quality hand stitching needles will help prevent the “running” of your fabrics and give you a smooth stitch!

Mudder 30-Count Assorted Hand Sewing Needles Set, 3 Pack


Sturdy and high-quality needle threaders!  I have been using these for embroidery over the last 3 years!

Fons & Porter Needle Threaders


A walking foot! This is an investment you will love! Great for those knits, bulky fabrics, and quilting.

Walking Foot


Klasse sharps needle Sewing machine needles! Always have extra. My favorites are sharps and microtex for most of my stitching; it will give you the best stitches!



This seam ripper is amazing; the head is small, so you can get those little delicate stitches and are warranted to never dull. If it does, they will replace it!


I have converted from my old favorites to these amazingly lightweight Japanese blades! Seriously great price and cuts like a hot knife through butter!!! HIGHLY Suggest these to all that want a nice pair of fabric scissors.

Kai N5230

What are some of your favorite notions?

Let me know! I love to try new products!

This post will have affiliate links; I wanted to disclose this. My ratings are my own thoughts and reviews of these products; they are products that I use daily or weekly in my studio with my students. My views are my own.

The owner of Needle, Ink and Thread, Located in Kettering, Ohio. I love teaching, it really is my passion. The "lightbulb" moments are my favorite! I am so excited to share my passion for sewing, design, and art with you! I was also a former co-owner of Sew Dayton.

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