5 Thing Every Crafter Should Have
Crafting is easy and fun but only with the right tools. There are tons of crafting supplies out there on the market, and although they are all crucial, only a few are indispensable. Thus making it difficult for any newbie venturing in the crafting Industry, to decide on what to pick or leave from the list. So, to get you out of this dilemma, we made a list of 5 things all crafters should have to get started. Check them out
- Glue Gun
A glue gun is one of the frequently used tools in crafting. Regardless of the kind of crafts you make, you can’t do without this gadget. It will help you fix broken drawers, decorative lights, hem your clothes and other gluing gobs. Usually, they are relatively priced so, you won’t have to dig much into your pockets to own one. Depending on your preference, you can choose a cordless glue gun, with a cord, mini or full-sized gun from a whole lot of brands. When using a glue gun, make sure to have enough glue sticks to avoid running out of your supply in the middle of crafting.
- Rotary cutter and an X-Acto Knife
A rotary cutter has a sharp blade for cutting fabrics easily. This handy gadget will also cut ribbon and paper, but to do so, you would have to change its blade. Due to their sharp blades, they are dangerous and so they should be stored properly. To prevent accidents from happing, during storage, it’s always good to make it a habit of covering them with a blade guard. And when you want to cut through thicker items like cardboard, that’s when an X Acto Knife comes in handy.
You will use scissors to cut duct tape, fabric, paper, trim threads among others. The different types of scissors include:
Fabric scissors- You should dedicate this type to cutting fabrics only. Avoid by all means cutting thick items such as cords and wires with it.
Embroidery scissors- They are small and delicate with pointy blades that are capable of getting in between threads to let you cut the one that you want.
Standard scissors – Have straight blades and large handles and can be used to cut a lot of items
General craft scissors – They look more like the standard scissors and can cut thin jewelry wires open food bags etc.
- Wire cutters and pliers
Although you can use scissors to cut wires, they get ruined over time. Most modern pliers integrate a wire cutter for cutting jewelry wires, chenille cords, dowel pins, etc.
- Cutting mat
Any crafter will need to have a cutting mat to make perfect cuts and accurate measures. A cutting mat is a-must-have tool on any crafting project for cutting paper, stencils, cardboard, etc. There are dozens of budget-friendly cutting mat models that you can choose from.
The above mentioned, 5 things that all crafters should have, is a guide that will help you make an informed buy decision. Therefore, you are able to give priority to the basics before spending all your money on other expensive supplies.
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