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40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

with Gail Yellen
Learn to read between the lines of any sewing pattern as instructor Gail Yellen teaches you 40 essential techniques that every sewer should know!

The secret is in the details! Join instructor Gail Yellen as she shares her best sewing tips and tricks to establish and refine your skills. With Gail's key finishing techniques, you'll make garments that drape and hang beautifully. Learn to sew more efficiently, successfully and creatively as you create professional stitches, bindings, buttonholes and zippers that will transform your garments from homemade to stylish. You'll learn insider's tips for making set-in and flat-constructed sleeves that fit beautifully and add an elegant line to the shoulder.

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Lesson 1. Pressing Matters

  • Meet Gail, your instructor, and work with your iron to get amazing pressing results with woven fabrics and knits in a variety of ways.


Lesson 2. Stitch Perfect


Lesson 3. Curves & Corners


Lesson 4. Interfacing Tips


Lesson 5. Beautiful Bindings


Lesson 6. Sleeves Made Simple


Lesson 7. Getting Closure


Lesson 8. Bonus Tip

"I'm basically self-taught from watching my grandmother sew. This class did such an excellent job of walking through all the great techniques that take your sewing to the next level. I feel like I have an army of skills to use on my future projects! Thank you so much, Gail!"
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