As much as anything, this post is for me to look back on in years to come, and see 'the way things were'!!
The 'what can't you do without' part of it, is to ask you which piece of sewing equipment you use time and time again, and would never be without - then I can decide if these are things I also need!
Firstly, I am going to introduce you to my current sewing equipment.
My sewing machine is almost as old as me - not a delightful vintage Singer, but a Frister and Rossman. It belonged to my nana, and came to me when she died when I was 11. It is the only sewing machine I have ever used, and I wonder if I would be able to learn to use another sort.
Also another inheritance (from my Granny) was her sewing box..... full of her sewing things, alsorts of bits and pieces that I have no idea what to do with i.e. poppers and weeny scissors and old buttons and lace and a variety of bobbins and cottons. The thing I love the most about it is the memories it contains.
In here are needle threaders, and pins that I use over and over again and could not do without. What do you have in your sewing box/basket that you can't do without?
So..... on to my fabric stash (I read about other people's drawers and drawers of fabrics.... well I have a small old pine box with the random bits of fabric I have collected.....)
And now my carboot and thrift sale finds................
A huge tub of cottons for 2 quid.
These are all clothes with prints that I loved, and so now I need some small projects to make with them. Maybe the tissue pouches that Judith (Rags to Bags) has demonstrated??
If you were asking for one piece of sewing equipment for your birthday present what would it be??