Things You Need For Your Class

  • Elastic Cord (approximately 36 inches long)
  • Aluminum meter rule
  • Hand & sewing machine needles
  • A seam ripper
  • A Tracing wheels
  • Set squares
  • Curve set
  • Patternmaking paper (Bond paper, 24.5/36 inches)
  • Threads
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Tape rule
  • Zips: Ordinary and invisible. One dozen each; different lengths
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Masking tape
  • Razor blade/Pencils sharpeners
  • Color pens
  • 20 yards calico for samples (more if required)
  • Notebook
  • Calculator
  • Sewing machine
  • An invisible zipper foot


Pattern Blocks(Optional)

Buy the pattern blocks already made and jump right into styling.

Set Up Your Training Area

Create a work room. It is a convenient corner of your home where you can set up the following items. 

  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing table
  • Cutting Table

Arrange them in an area where you do not have to move them around each time you take a class.  Keep your sewing tools in the same area.

Create a time table for your classes and stick to it. Try to do at least 4 hours weekly.