If the current pandemic has you spending more time at home and you've decided to take on embroidery as a new hobby, don't forget about your supplies. If you've already picked up the embroidery floss, needles, and patterns, you're off to a good start. But there are other supplies you'll need, especially if you want to enjoy a relaxing hobby. Before you get started on your first embroidery project, here are some extra supplies you should pick up. 

Make Threading Easier

If you've ever fought to thread a needle, you know how stressful it can be. Unfortunately, you can't start your project until you have your needle threaded, which is where the needle threader comes in handy. Needle threaders take the work and the stress out of threading a needle. Best of all, needle threaders are compact enough to carry with you, which means you can embroider on the go. 

Improve Your Vision

If you suffer from vision problems, a magnifying glass can help. There are a variety of magnification tools you can use to enhance your ability to see the stitches. One type of magnification tool clamps right onto the embroidery hoop, giving you a clear view of your cloth. If you'd prefer a different option, there are also head-mounted magnifying glasses that are comfortable to wear and easy to adjust.

Make It Hands-Free

If you don't like the idea of grasping an embroidery hoop for your entire project, an embroidery stand will give you the assistance you need. Embroidery stands hold the fabric firm without the use of a standard hoop. For smaller projects, you can attach the hoop directly to the frame. That way, your fabric is held in place so that you can embroider even the smallest stitches. 

Improve Your Storage

If your embroidery tools are all over your craft room, and you can't keep track of your supplies, it's time to invest in storage units. A quality storage unit will allow you to keep all of your embroidery supplies in one convenient location, including your scissors, hoops, and thread. One of the benefits of embroidery storage is that it can adjust and grow with your craft needs. It's also a good idea to invest in a thread and floss stand. That way, you can keep your thread and floss properly organized, and free of tangles. 

Don't get off to the wrong start. Use the tips provided here to get the embroidery supplies you need for your new hobby. Contact a supplier of products like Kimberbell designs and notions to learn more.