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Pattern Making Tool List

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A4 Clear Pockets
A4 Arch Lever File
2h or 4h Mechanical Pencil
3h Mechanical Pencil
Mechanical Pencil Refills
2B or HB Pencil
Pencil Sharpener
Eraser
Highlighters
Pens
Pritt Stick
Magic Scotch Tape
Pattern Maker
Fashion Curve
Graders Set Square
Clear Plastic 30cm Ruler
Clear Plastic Long Ruler
Small Metal Ruler
L Ruler
Metal Metre Ruler
Yard Stick
Translucent Tracing Paper
Spot And Cross Pattern Paper
Plain Pattern Paper
Manilla Card
Bradawl
Serrated Tracing Wheel
Pattern Notcher
Pattern Drill
Tape Measure
Stapler
Pattern Hooks
Compass
Pattern Weights
Button Measure
Button Gauge
Button Marker
Pattern Punch
Sewing Pins
Magnetic Pin Holder
Mapping Pins
Paper Scissors
Light Weight Scissors
Fabric Shears
Card Scissors
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat

Fashion Draping Tool List

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Dress Stand or Dress Form
Iron
Ironing Board
Light Weight Calico
Medium Weight Calico
Interfacing
Sewing Pins
Wrist Pin Holder
Tape Measure
2B or HB Pencil
Coloured Pencils
Pencil Sharpener
Adhesive Styling Tape
Cotton Stay Tape or Styling Tape
Fabric Shears
Fashion Curve
Clear Plastic Long Ruler
Metal Metre Ruler
L Ruler
Cloth Clamp

1/2 Scale Fashion Draping Tool List

Working in Half Scale

Sewing Tool List

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Industrial Sewing Machine
Domestic Sewing Machine
Magnetic Sewing Gauge
Transfer Carbon Paper
Smooth Tracing Wheel
Sleeve Board
Table Top Ironing Board
Iron
Ironing Board
Iron Shoe
Ironing Board Protector
Press Cloth
Tailor’s Ham
Pressing Mitten
Pinking Scissors
Small Scissors
Thread Clipper
Scissor Sharpener
Sewing Pins
Magnetic Pin Holder
Sewing Thread
Hand Sewing Needle
Thimble
Tailor’s Chalk
Bodkin
Buttonhole Cutter
14 in 1 Measure Gauge
Sewing Gauge
Point Turner
Loop Turner
Seam Ripper
Sewing Tool Bag Pattern

Embroidery Tool List

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Tambour Frame
Tambour Hook
Cotton Tape
Sewing Pins
F Clamp
2h or 4h Mechanical Pencil
Translucent Tracing Paper
Small Scissors
Thread Clipper
Sewing Thread

Store your equipment: scissors, pencils, tracing wheel, bradawl, mapping pins, notcher, etc in a handy storage box or a tool bag. Other equipment long metre rulers, set square etc store on a flat surface, or on the wall.

« You should purchase a good set of equipment.
« A flat working surface is required. If you have limited space think about using fold up trestles and a large sheet of MDF about 2 ~ 3cms thick for your top table.
« Different colour pens for writing instructions on patterns.
« A set square, pattern maker, fashion curve with a 45° and 90° angle.
« Use separate scissors for cutting fabric and paper. Using one scissor for both fabric and paper makes your scissor go blunt a lot faster.
« Calico used for making toiles to test out your designs.

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