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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First, supplies from SKIRT SKILLS

In Smarty Pants, we will continue to use most of the tools and supplies from the Skirt Skills Supplies List. Re-visit the list below!


from Skirt Skills that would be helpful in Smarty Pants

Optional Items:


for Smarty Pants

We will use:

  • Your custom-fit Skirt Block from Skirt Skills
  • Your custom-fit Skirt Block Mockup from Skirt Skills
*Students who couldn’t find long enough “flexible curve rulers” have used 12-14 gauge copper craft wire as an alternative to the “bendy ruler”.


Let's make some pants!

We will add:

In the 2nd half of class, you will need the materials for the pants you will make in the class. During the previous lessons 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:

Here is most likely what you will need:

  • Pants Fabric:  yardage depends on your design.  Just as in Skirt Skills, we will be working with woven fabrics only.  (No knits or stretch fabric!)
  • Matching thread
  • Regular zipper appropriate for your design -and/or-
  • Soft waistband elastic appropriate for your design…

Optional Items:

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Watch the SMARTY PANTS Tools & Supplies Lesson:

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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.

Explore the Coursework

In Skirt Skills, you’ll be thoroughly introduced to each step of the custom process- while hand crafting the custom-fit skirt of your dreams. You’ll also create reusable tools for your custom sewing future.

Follow-up Course!

A follow up to Skirt Skills – get some new experience under your belt by creating your own custom-fit trousers and jeans.

Follow-up Course!

A follow up to Skirt Skills – gain some upper body strength as you learn to map your top half and craft custom-fit tops that are tops!

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Upcoming Session Info:


 Saturday May 20, 2023
at ~10am ET

Class size is limited.

Course Dates:

Orientation starts June 7, 2023

Work with the optional 6 week schedule OR anytime at your own pace with forever access

Tuition: $315