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Sewing Studio

Fashion Fitting, Home Decor & More

with Diana Rupp
Sewing Studio
Get to know your machine and the basics of pinning, stitching, pressing and finishing as you make a pillow and a pencil skirt.

Become sewing savvy with fit and finishing techniques from Diana Rupp of Make Workshop. In Sewing Studio, she'll take you step-by-step through two classic patterns — an Envelope Pillow and Naughty Secretary Skirt — applying methods you'll use again and again. Create the projects using patterns from her book Sew Everything Workshop (not included with this class), or substitute with patterns of your choice. Begin learning the basics with tutorials on zipper insertion, lining a skirt, adding darts, finishing with French seams and much more.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction & Materials

  • The course begins with a brief introduction to the Sewing Studio and Diana Rupp, author of Sew Everything Workshop.


Lesson 2. French Seamed Envelope Pillow, Part I


Lesson 3. French Seamed Envelope Pillow, Part II


Lesson 4. Sewing From A Commercial Pattern


Lesson 5. The Mockup: Pinning Your Toile


Lesson 6. The Mockup: Cutting & Marking


Lesson 7. The Mockup: Sewing, Darts, Seams & Zippers


Lesson 8. The Mockup: Tailoring & Fit


Lesson 9. Cutting Your Garment


Lesson 10. Stay Stitching


Lesson 11. Bias Tape Waistband


Lesson 12. The Lining: Sewing & Inserting


Lesson 13. Hem


Lesson 14. Slip Stitch & Finishing


Lesson 15. For Reference: Know Your Machine


Lesson 16. For Reference: Threading the Machine, Bobbins & More

"This was my second sewing class - the first one was an in-person class. It was exactly what I was looking for. Diana starts with the basics but includes some more advanced skills such as french seams and fitting. What I most appreciated was Diana's attention to detail. It helped me be more precise in my sewing. Even though I am a beginner, following Diana's instructions, I completed a pencil skirt that fits perfect and looks great. Thank you Diana."
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