Tools, Supplies & Materials for


Listed are the tools, supplies, and materials we will use in this course. To take the guess work out of your experience, I’ve found most of my favorites on Amazon and share clickable affiliate links for you see exactly what each item is. 

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If you have a similar item, but not the specific item, feel free to use what you’ve got. Or, take this opportunity to upgrade!

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Part 1

Designing and Sketching

We will use:

  • Pencils (sharpened or mechanical)
  • Sketch paper  (I prefer watercolor paper, but anything will do)
  • a camera
  • a notebook for keeping yourself organized


  • a printer
  • camera remote and/or tripod or phone stand
  • a digital drawing program

Part 2

Measuring and Block Drafting

We will ADD:


Parts 3 & 4

Mockups, Fitting, and Patternmaking

We will add:


Part 5

Skirtmaking Time!

We will add:

By this time, you will need the materials for your first custom skirt. During the previous weeks of the class, we will discuss and help pick out and purchase exactly what you are going to use. 

Here is most likely what you will need:


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Watch the Skirt Skills Tools & Supplies Video Lesson

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Bonus link from this video: DIY Professional Sewing Room Table

Peek into my sewing room...

Learn more about how upgrading your tools and materials can upgrade the quality of your garments and the experience of creating them in “Sew Like a Pro”, an article I wrote for Seamwork Magazine.