List of sewing items.
Tools and things you need for sewing, knitting and other needlepoint crafts.
A measuring tape, or tape measure, is a flexible piece of tape that can be used to find out how big something is. Because you can bend it, you can measure things that are curved, like around your waist or around your head. You can't measure curves with something hard like a ruler.
A needle is a small piece of metal that is sharp at one end and has a hole, or eye, at the other end. You thread the needle using very fine cotton thread, and use the needle to stitch things together.
The type of needle that is used for giving injections is called a syringe.
A patch is a way of mending something that is broken by sticking a piece of something over the hole, and has given rise to the phrase "to patch something up". If you get a hole in the knee of your jeans they can be fixed by stitching a patch over the hole.
When something is made entirely of patches, it is called patchwork. Quilts are often made of patchwork.
A patch is also the name for a place you grow pumpkins or other vegetables.