40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

with Gail Yellen

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

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Class Rating

(77 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Great Ideas

She's an excellent teacher giving clear and concise instructions. Her techniques can help both experienced and new sewers. I'm so glad I purchased this class.

rated 5 stars

Every new sewist should watch this

This is a really excellent class - I have learned SO much from it. I have gained valuable knowledge and techniques from every section and I know I'll be referring to it again and again. I've learned things that I didn't know I didn't know, if you see what I mean; for example, the section on pressing was a revelation to me….who knew there was so much to it! Be prepared to want to rush out and buy all sorts of useful doodads; I've gained 2 new sewing machine feet, both of which I love and ...

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Celia Haddon
rated 5 stars

40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

I've just watched Gail use a pressing ham, seam roll and clapper. I'd read about these tools but never actually bought them. Now I realise how much they will help me I will have to buy them. My pressing was already pretty meticulous but I want it to be perfect!

I also loved her tips on using interfacing. I will definitely use her block fusing technique in future. Gail is a mine of valuable information and her experience is awesome. She's a great teacher.

rated 5 stars


Excellent introduction for beginners like me.
Well explained and very clear.
I really enjoyed this class.

rated 5 stars

Totally Worth The Cost And Time

I just finished the class and really liked it. Even though I have sewed for many years, I have many gaps that this class filled. I enjoyed the instructor's low key/to the point delivery. She gives clear understandable directions. This class is very "meaty" with lots of information. I'm glad I took it.


For $39.99 You Get:

  • 8 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials that include a template for making your own swatch notebook
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Gail in our virtual classroom
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