Sewing machine (with either manual or electronic tension control) in good working condition, with manual, power cord and foot control;
Fancy Stitch foot;
New needle: Microtex 80/12;
Thread: Two contrasting colours (NOT BEIGE) of 50-wt 100% cotton (Konfetti). Wind a bobbin in one colour;
Second thread: Two contrasting colours (NOT BEIGE) of 60-wt 100% cotton (Efina). Wind a bobbin in one colour;
Non-erasable pen or mechanical pencil (for writing on muslin);
Basic sewing kit: Thread snips, awl, seam ripper, etc;
Leave your fear at home.