Inch tape is an important tool for a sewer. Recent inch tapes have centimeter counts on other side which is easier to measure. Inch tape of length 60 on one side and centimeter of length 162 on the other side are marked.
2. SCALE (FOOT RULE)
12 inches marked in 1 foot scale or 30 centimeters marked in 1 foot scale should be noticed. It is used to draw lines and measure .
- 1 inch = 2.5 cm
- 12 inch = 1 foot
- 30 cm = 1 foot
- 100 cm = 1 meter
3. TAILORS SCALE
Tailors scale is used to draw lines of small distance with accurate measurement. It is helpfull in cutting crosspiece which is used for neck part.
- 1 inch = 4 inch
- 1 inch = 6 inch
- 1 inch = 8 inch
4. MARKING CHALK
Marking chalk is used to draw lines on cloth . The measurements on cloth are marked using marking chalk.
5. TAILOR'S SQUARE
Tailor's square is used to draw straight lines on stitching pattern and cloth . It is also used to draw corner lines .
6. FRECH STENCIL
French stencils of different shapes are used to draw shapes on cloth. It is made up of plastic or wood.
7. PENCIL , RUBBER
Pencil is used to draw patterns and rubber is used to erase if any mistake is made.
8. SCISSOR, TOOTH SCISSOR, SMALL SCISSOR
Scissors are used to cut cloth and it is also know as master scissor. Always have a seperate scissor for cloth and paper. Tooth scissor is used to cut the cloth corners so that it looks decorated and the threads dont come out. Small scissor is used to cut the extra threads that hang out during sewing . It can be kept closer to the machine during necessaries.
9. PIN CUSION
While cutting cloth , pins are poked into the cloth from moving. These pins have to kept safely in pin cusion.
Brush is used to rub the markings on cloth made by marking chalk. Beginers need brush for practising.
11. FINGER GUARD
Finger guards are used to guard the fingers of people who work with needles.
12. IRONING MACHINE
Ironing machine is used to iron cloths after the dress is stitched.
There are various types of needles. Hand needles are used to put stitches using hand and machine needles are used to put stitches using machine. There are also various sizes of needles.
14. CIRCLE BLADE
Circle blade can be used to cut different shapes. Shapes are drawn on paper and placed on the cloth . Then the circle blade is used to cut along the shapes.