A pair of scissors isn't the only thing you'll need. A flat-iron is very important. If you want to sew by the book, you'll need to iron every seam you sew. I have to admit, usually I don't do this every time. I tend to wait until I've sewn all the darts in, iron, sew the toppiece together, iron, attache to top at the bottom, iron, and so on and so forth. Without ironing your fabric, you'll never get your project to be exactly right. The darts will look funny, something will fit odd. No matter what you make, you'll always need a flat-iron. An ironing board on the other hand, isn't something you really need. Just put an 'ironing blanket' on a flat surface and your good to go. At least, when you're not ironing with steam.
|Tracing your pattern|
|Cutting your pattern|
Voilà, there you have it: the sewing essentials! There are some other things you'll need for sewing, but than we're talking buttons and stuff. Who knows, perhaps I'll write about those in the near future!