If you would like to provide your own tools, here is a list of suggested items:

  • Fabric shears
  • Thread snips
  • All purpose scissors
  • Glass head sewing pins
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Seam ripper
  • Tape measure
  • Clear grid 2” x 18” drafting ruler
  • Pencil
  • Post-It/sticky notes (2")
  • Bobbin (if using your own sewing machine)
  • Sewing machine needles in the appropriate type and size for the fabric you are using


If you plan on using Haus of Vining’s classroom sewing machines, you will need your own sewing machine needles and bobbin (to load with the sewing thread you are using for your project).

When you purchase Haus of Vining’s Sewing Tool Kit, a 3-pack of machine needles (Sharps, size 80/12) and appropriate size bobbin (Class 15) are included in the kit. However, if you are borrowing a classroom tool kit during your lesson, you will still need to purchase needles and a bobbin of your own. Needles and bobbins can be purchased directly at the links below, or in person during your lesson.