Tape Measure and Yardstick –
For measuring proper cutting lengths.
Make sure to use good, sharp fabric scissors.
Straight Pins –
Use the large, commercial pins.
you can buy zipper by the yard at most fabric
stores or upholstery supply companies. It is important to
measure carefully and purchase enough zipper. Be sure
to purchase zipper heads.
Sewing Needles –
have plenty on hand. Size 16 is usually recommended.
Seam Ripper –
Good idea to have on hand.
Iron your seams to make them lie flat, resulting
in a better fit.
Use slightly heavier thread than you would
use for clothing.
A commercial sewing machine is not necessary. But you will
need to be careful how thick your fabric is. Read more about
fabric requirements below.