Here is a selection of the most useful tools used to make the projects in this book. There is no need to buy all of them; build your toolbox slowly, along with your skills and interests. Take care of your tools: look after them and they will look after you!

SEWING MACHINE A sewing machine is not absolutely essential, but it does make sewing quicker. There is no need for lots of fancy stitches; a very basic model is all that is required for the projects in this book.

HAND-SEWING NEEDLE This is one of the simplest and most useful tools available. There are lots of different types and it is well worth keeping a selection in your kit.



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