Well, about 6 months ago I decided that I wanted to give sewing a real go. I typically need hemming done on a lot of my clothing, and I was intrigued by the idea of altering my own dresses to make them more in-line with my view of modesty (specifically inserts to cover up 'the girls').
Anyway, I purchased a wonderful new sewing machine and finally found a beginner's class for someone who has never touched a sewing machine before.
I learned, though, during registration, that I needed to at least come prepared with a "BSK."
"What the heck is a BSK?" I asked.
The nice woman responded with, "Oh, that's short for Basic Sewing Kit."
Wow, I really must be a newb.
Anyway, I now have about three weeks to put together a basic sewing kit. I'll be honest. I don't even know what goes into a basic sewing kit. But I want to learn!!! I've googled various BSKs and got a whole bunch of info. However, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by all that information.
I know some of my readers are sewing masters. Can any of you be so kind as to share some of your favorite tools of the trade? Give me your version of a BSK so I have a better idea what I need to start off with?
And please feel free to dumb your language down to cave-man levels. That picture above? I can probably only name about half the things (and only because the pin cushion is pictured twice).
Thanks in advance for your help!!!
Oh, and PS: Bobbins.
I thought those little spooly-things came pre-wound with thread. Can you get those, or did I just make that up? Do I need to purchase the thread (also spooled) separately and then re-wind it around the bobbins? Or have I completely confused the point of what a bobbin is?
When I tell you I have no clue what I'm up against, I cannot possibly exaggerate my lack of knowledge. So really... help the poor, drowning girl out.