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.
Meet Gail, your instructor, and work with your iron to get amazing pressing results with woven fabrics and knits in a variety of ways.
In this lesson, Gail walks you step by step through staystitching, understitching and topstitching techniques.
Learn efficient ways to sew, grade, clip, and press tricky curves and corners.
Choose the best interfacing for your garment, fuse full pattern pieces, learn block fusing and reinforce shoulder seams.
Learn about bindings and facings, cut, join and attach binding strips and create perfect inside and outside curves.
Discover excellent gathering tips and construction methods for flat-constructed and set-in sleeves.
Finish off your garments expertly as Gail shares tips for zipper installation, automatic buttonholes, bound buttonholes (even faux ones!) and making your custom covered buttons.
In this bonus tip, Gail shows you how to sew small circles and steep curves with ease!
"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!"
- Eva Maria