Supplies You'll Need for Class

Before beginning the class, please make sure you have the following items. You’ll need these vital elements to make sewing your skirt a breeze. I'll talk more about the kind of thread to create the pleats and sew them in Lesson 4.

Basic Sewing Kit:

  • Scissors and fabric shears (Optional: rotary cutter & mat); pinking shears if you wish to finish edges that way
  • Seam ripper
  • Seam gauge
  • Clear rulers and fabric measuring tape; a 48" long yard stick and a T- or L-square ruler are handy yet optional
  • Machine & hand needles (I use size 80/12 for nearly all fabrics)
  • Long hand sewing needles - embroidery or millinery work best
  • Straight pins: multi-colored ball head pins work well for pinning the pleats
  • Basic thread for seams; heavy duty thread in a matching color for pleating
  • Steam iron and long ironing surface (ironing board)
  • Safety pins
  • Marking pencil or pen (Tiger Tape or gingham fabric are options)
  • Closure: hook & eye sets or skirt hook & bar

You'll also want a calculator handy to figure yardage.

Complete and Continue