1. Fabric snips on a clip, so I can clip them to my shirt.
2. Fabric scissors.
4. Magnetic bowl or pin cushion
5. Tracing wheels
7. Marking chalk or pencil
8. Tracing or wax paper
9. Measuring gauge
10. Tape measure
11. Seam ripper
13. Thread conditioner (wax) (Thread Heaven)
14. Hand sewing needles
15. Yard stick
There are a lot of different tools that I have incorporated from sewing all different kinds of projects into my regular sewing and these are a few. They are not necessary but, if you plan on doing a lot of different types of sewing I would definitely recommend that also get in the items below.
I also like to have a self healing cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter on hand (rotary cutters are not meant to be used on anything but cutting mats, they definitely will ruin your table or anything else you try to used them on). They are very sharp and you need to be careful, make sure you close it when not in use.
If I'm doing window treatments I also like to have a 72 inch metal ruler.
I believe that is about it for basic tools. Remember sewing is supposed to be a relaxing experience the only mistake you can make is cutting ( remember measure twice cut once) and not a big deal we just go out to Fabric store and get new fabric. If you make a mistake sewing, you just use your seam ripper that's what it's for.