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what to bring to class

SUPPLIES

All sewing and pattern drafting tools are included during your private and semi-private sewing classes. If you have a sewing machine, we do recommend that you bring it to your classes to that you can learn the specifics of your machine. 

For group classes ALL students must bring their own sewing machine or make arrangements with the studio beforehand.

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SEWING TOOLS WE RECOMMEND

Brother Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine with Monogramming

This machine is a studio favourite and a fantastic beginner sewing machine. You will be thrilled with all the added features this machine has including monogramming.

  • 130 BUILT-IN STITCHES

  • 8 styles of one-step auto-size buttonholes and multiple decorative stitches

  • 1 built-in monogramming sewing font, perfect for basic monogramming

  • This sewing machine comes with 8 specialty feet including zigzag foot, overcasting foot, monogramming foot, zipper foot, blind stitch foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot and quilting foot

  • 25-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

  • Comes with an instructional DVD, a bilingual user manual, and free customer phone and online technical support for the life of the product.

  • Includes hard cover for storage and easy transportation

CS6000i Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine

This sewing machine is designed to help you get started quickly, with its many automatic features and advanced features that you can 'grow with' over time. 

  • 60 Built-In Stitches

  • 7 styles of 1-Step Auto-Size Buttonholes

  • ADJUSTABLE SEWING SPEED

  • User-friendly: The stitch selector switch allows you to easily see and choose your stitch

  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER: This quilting machine includes an automatic needle threader that perfectly pushes thread through the needle

  • 8 sewing and quilting feet including a walking foot, a spring action quilting foot, an overcasting foot, a monogramming foot, a zipper foot, a blind stitch foot, a buttonhole Foot and a button sewing foot

  • Includes hard cover for storage and easy transportation

  • PDF Manual

Child Dress Form 1 year old

Female Dress Form

  • adjustable height from 59" to 72" accommodates long and short clothing

  • Wood tripod base and neck block create an attractive presentation; perfect for at home or in a commercial setting

  • Size 8 - Chest: 37.5" Waist: 26.25" Hips: 35.5" Shoulders: 15" Neck Size: 13.5".

Child Dress Form

  • Model size: Shoulders: 28cm, Chest: 70cm, Waist: 60.5cm, Hips: 68cm. The height of the mannequin can be adjusted between 80-120cm

8" - 12" LDH Professional High Carbon Steel Anti-Rust Coated Tailor Scissors

These beautiful, industrial grade heavy-duty premium steel scissors are finished with a high carbon anti-rust coating. The blades are curved which allows them to cut through thick layers effortlessly while staying sharp.

 

The team at LDH will happily custom make left handed scissors and they offer custom engraving too!

The size ranges from  8" to 12". Comfortable to use with varying sizes to accommodate all hand sizes. 

**** USE CODE 'SEWME' for a free 3 pack of stainless steel snips with any purchase!

Gingher 4 Inch Scissors

Every sewing kit should have 3 pairs of scissors: paper or pattern drafting scissors, larger fabric sheers and small snips for cutting threads and detailed work. These 4 inch snips/scissors are our favourite!!

Gingher 8-Inch Dressmaker's Shears

These are the perfect fabric sheers and are ideal for cutting out all your patterns! The bent handle design holds the fabric flat and the sharp knife edge easily cuts through multiple layers.​

The perfect scissors for little hands!

These 5 1/2-inch stainless steel scissors have soft rubberized finger grips and are perfect for our 5-11years old designers.

Bobbins

​We recommend having 8-10 bobbins in your sewing kit!

Bobbin Case

  • Heavy duty clear plastic case; Latching lid keeps items secure and in place

Rolling Sewing Machine Bag

We highly recommend a rolling bag for easily transporting your sewing machine and tools. 

Fashion Sketchbook

Create your own original designs with this sleek Essentials Fashion Sketchbook!

• Packed with lightly rendered figures in varied poses, this journal will help bring your inspirations to life.
• There are also foot templates for shoes and heads for hats or make-up design, plus helpful industry terms and descriptions, size equivalent information, illustrations of basic garments, and more.

Giotto Stilnovo Skin Tones Colouring Pencils

  • 12 Pack

  • Various Skin Tone Shades

Dark Tone Drawing Pencils

CREATE YOUR PERFECT PORTRAITS with your skin colored pencils when using this multicultural range of assorted skin tone colors

48 Coloring Pencils

VIBRANT COLORS WITHOUT DUPLICATES! 48 vivid colors, shades and hues in this set. Colors like Cats Eye, Green Slime and Poison are pre-sharpened ready to pop off the page.

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