Sewing and Pattern Making Resources

Recommended Sewing Machines

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine

Brother XM2701 Sewing Machine- Beginer

This is a great starter machine. It does every stitch you need to make a garment. From straight and zig-zag stitching to button holes. I have this in my studio, which I use for button-holes.

Brother CS6000i Sewing Machine- Intermediate

This is a great starter machine. It does every stitch you need to make a garment. From straight and zig-zag stitching to button holes. I have this in my studio, which I use for button-holes.

juki sewing machine

Juki DDL-8700 Sewing Machine- Pro

If you are a professional seamstress/ tailor or have a business producing multiple items daily, then this is the sewing machine for you. This machine is fast, quite, permanent and does one thing, a straight stitch. This comes with a sewing table and can not be moved easily. This is the newer version of what I use in my studio.

Brother 1034D 3-4 Thread Serger

This is used to finish seams inside your garment. If you don’t sew often then don’t get this, instead get the sewing foot attachment below.

Sewing Machine Attachments (optional)

Cutter Sewing Machine Attachment

If you don't have a serger in your studio, you can attach this piece to your Brother sewing machine

Rolled Hem Foot

When making narrow hems, these attachments help make hemming neater and quicker.

Invisible Zipper Foot

This makes putting in an invisible zipper very easy.

Pattern Making

Blue-Dot Paper

Aplha-numeric blue dotted paper, good for pattern development.

Hip Curve

Used to create long curves when designing garments or making alterations around the hips and thigh areas.

French Curve

Used in manual drafting to draw smooth curves around the neck and armhole.

L Square

Used for making straight lines and right angles when developing patterns.

fitted face mask pattern

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Kids face mask pattern

Get your FREE kids fitted face mask pattern. Just tell us who to send it to by filling in the info below.

maxi circle skirt

Get your FREE maxi circle skirt downloads. Just tell us who to send it to by filling in the info below.

maxi wrap dress

Get your FREE maxi wrap dress downloads. Just tell us who to send it to by filling in the info below.

fitted face mask pattern

Get your FREE Puff Sleeve Tunic Measurement Worksheet. Just tell us who to send it to by filling in the info below.

Measure your body
tool kit

Get your FREE how to measure your body tool kit. Use it to take measurements for yourself or your clients!

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