Couture Finishing Techniques

with Alison Smith

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Sew your most luxurious and long-lasting garments with finishing techniques used by the finest couture houses. Read More…

  1. Class Overview
  2. Meet the Instructor
  3. Ratings & Reviews
  4. Materials
  5. FAQs

What Materials are Included in This Class?

Includes complementary downloadable instructions, supply lists and exclusive patterns.

Supplies You Will Need to Complete This Class

  • Pattern or fabric samples on which to practice
  • Not all tools and supplies are used for every technique. They include: 
  • • Dressmaker's shears
  • • Trimming scissors
  • • Straw/milliner's hand-sewing needles size 8/9
  • • Long pearl-headed pins
  • • Seam gauge
  • • Tape measure
  • • Thread tweezers
  • • Tailor's ham and seam roll
  • • Pinking shears 
  • • Cotton thread and all-purpose sewing thread
  • • Silk organza pressing cloth
  • • Loop turner
  • • Zipper foot
  • • Concealed/Invisible zipper foot 
  • • Embroidery/open-toe foot 
  • • No. 2 piping cord
  • • 9" (23 cm) concealed zipper
  • • Petersham ribbon for waistband
  • • 1/2" wide (4 cm wide) horsehair braid
  • • Covered buttons

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For $39.99 You Get:

  • 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable list of supplies and resources
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Alison in our virtual classroom
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