Whether you're sitting down to make homemade ornaments or just getting really creative with your wrapping jobs, 'tis the season to say, "Hey, I could totally make a skirt myself." Though like all DIYs, doing it is a little harder than saying you'll do it. And, making your own clothes has the potential to really pay off, but if your A.C. Moore shopping list just says "sewing stuff," we're here to help.
We spoke to some experts on what you need for a well-supplied started kit. Thready blogger Gretchen Hirsch, Beth of Sew DIY, costume buff Vincent Briggs, and Ping of Peneloping broke down the go-to tools of the trade, from patterns to seam rippers. And of course, once you stock up you'll need somewhere to stash your supplies.
Click through to find everything you need to become the kind of person who can whip up a dress the night before a big party. Or at least the kind of person who fixes rips in their outfit with a needle and thread, not duct tape. You're going to be so prepared either way.