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Sewing Class Supplies

  • 1 yard of muslin  (practice fabric)
  • Dressmaker Scissors
  • Dressmaker Pins - with ball heads
  • Tape Measure
  • Metal Sliding Seam Gauge
  • #2 Pencil
  • Sewing Machine Needles - Schmetz 80/12 Universal
  • Polyester Sewing Thread
  • Fabric Marking Tool
  • Glue Stick
  • Seam Ripper
  • Pin Cushion (optional)
  • Safety Pins  (optional)

For a first project, we recommend a pillowcase.

Fabric Requirements: (Fabric should be 100% woven cotten  NOT a knit)

Main Fabric   (select size)
     Standard - 3/4 yard
     Queen     -  30"
     King        -   33"

Cuff         -  1/3 yard
Accent    -  1/8 yard

Note:  The cuff is the border fabric around the open end of the pillowcase and the accent fabric will be stitched in
between the main fabric and the cuff.

Other Beginner Project Possibilities:     (patterns not provided)
  • Pajama pants-flannel fabric  (Prewash fabrics to be used for clothing prior to cutting)
  • Tote bag- medium weight cotton/poly fabric
  • Decorator pillow

Most notions and some fabrics may be purchased in our store.


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 (619) 442-2585
 1077 Broadway
       El Cajon, CA 92021


EL CAJON You simply won’t find another sewing store that offers better sales and service than El Cajon Sew & Vac. With over 60 years of combined experience in the industry, our staff is qualified and factory trained to assist you in selecting the sewing machine and software packages that best fit your needs