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Looking for pattern drafting tools

olivetree62 | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Looking for pattern drafting tools such as Hip curve, French curves and an L square. Either a brick and mortar store in the Pasadena, California area or online. Thank you.


  1. starzoe | | #1

    The items you mention should be available at any decent-sized fabric store. Phone around to find one who does carry such things.

    1. olivetree62 | | #3

      Thank you for taking your time to answer. However, in my area the only large and well stocked fabric store is a JoAnn's. They do not carry any of the items I am looking for.

      1. starzoe | | #4

        Thank goodness I don't have to rely on JoAnns! We don't have JoAnn in Canada and our pickings here have become increasingly slim as well. Is there a store in your area that caters to artists? It may be worthwhile to see what they carry. A lot of art supply stores have craft items - french curves are not only used by sewers.

        1. SewistKitty | | #5

          Vogue Fabrics is another reliable online site that carries these tools.

          1. olivetree62 | | #7

            Thank you very much for your reply. I checked out Vogue Fabrics online store and see that they have a pattern making kit with all the tools in one package. Thanks for helping me find what I was looking for.

          2. Ckbklady | | #8

            Oooh - as you say that I'm thinking what a terrific stocking stuffer a drafting kit would be. Maybe a bit big and lavish for a stocking - maybe as a stand-alone gift. If only I had someone to give one too!

            Oh, NO! I'm already in holiday mode - yikes, and it's not even Labor Day!


          3. SewistKitty | | #9

            You are so welcome. This site is very safe and reliable according to other sewing friends. Actually I have purchased top quality muslin from them several years ago.

  2. beo | | #2

    B. Black & Sons in Los Angeles is brick and mortar store and also can be found online.  I've ordered from them several times.

    1. olivetree62 | | #6

      Thank you for your very helpful information. I did go online and took a look at the B. Black and Sons website. They do have everything I am looking for. Thanks again.

  3. kelker | | #10

    We have several Hancock & Joann's in my metro area, however, non have these items - which really surprised me.  I did, however, find the hip curve at Hobby Lobby in the art section and the large french curve in a local university book store.  This university happens to teach fashion design and patternmaking.  Note: there is a size difference in a french curve for patternmaking and a french curve for art.

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