Sewing Materials List


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Available to use during class in the Sewing Studio:

  • Cutting Table
  • Sewing machines
  • Steam irons and pressing equipment

Student must check out from the UCC Library for use during class:

  • Bernina bobbin case for the studio sewing machines

Student must purchase from UCC Bookstore:

  • Bernina bobbins (4-pack)

Cutting Tools

  • Dressmaker shears or fabric shears
  • Paper cutting scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Embroidery scissors or thread snips (optional)
  • Rotary cutter AND cutting mat (optional)
  • Pinking shears (optional)

Measuring Tools

  • C-Thru Ruler 2” x 18”
  • 60” Tape Measure
  • Sewing gauge (optional)
  • Hip curve ruler or French curve ruler (optional)

Marking Tools

  • mechanical (#2 or HB) lead pencil
  • Tailor’s chalk or Chaco Liner marking tool (by Clover)
  • Serrated tracing wheel
  • “Chacopy” (by Clover) or other brand dressmaker’s carbon / tracing paper
  • Disappearing ink marker (optional)

Sewing Notions

  • Straight pins (Clover or other quality brand, extra-fine glass head, silk or fine quilting)
  • Hand sewing needles (milliners or an assortment pack, NOT “quilting betweens”)
  • Pin cushion (magnetic pin cushion is ideal)

Fabrics and notions needed to complete projects:

Top Project :

  • notions: all purpose polyester thread, 3 1/2 yards of double fold bias tape
  • recommended fabrics: light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton voile, lawn, shirtings, lightweight cotton poplin or broadcloth, rayon challis or lightweight shirting blends

required yardage:

  • Width of Fabric: Yardage you will need: (this depends on version / size chosen)
  • 45”1 3/8 yards - 2 3/8 yards
  • 60”1 yard - 2 3/8 yards

Skirt Project:

  • supplies & notions: Butterick pattern 6182 in appropriate size range (we will discuss in class), all purpose polyester thread, one 7” invisible zipper


recommended fabrics: twill (or lightweight denim), linen, poplin

  • Width of Fabric:Yardage you will need: (this depends on size chosen)
  • 45”1 3/4 yards - 2 1/8 yards
  • 60”1 1/2 yards - 1 3/4 yards

also needed: fusible interfacing (we will discuss in class)

  • 18” / 20”1 - 1 3/8 yards





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