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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques

with Janet Pray
Breeze through your best sewing with more efficiency and less effort than ever. Prepare, cut, sew and finish professional-quality garments with advanced industry techniques.

Consistently produce impeccable results as sewing expert Janet Pray teaches you the techniques used in high-end ready-to-wear. Cut tricky fabrics with confidence and stack-cut accurately. Mark darts and pockets with no tailor tacks or tracing wheels. Choose the best seam allowance for any sewing situation. Learn sewing ergonomics to work longer with less fatigue. Sew perfect straight and curved seams with no pins. Understand when, where and how to apply interfacings without wrinkles. Insert flawless slot and lap zippers on your first try. Sew beautiful, bulk-free waistbands and facings. Finish crisp seams and pristine hems quickly. Make your best sewing more polished, faster and more fun. 

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Lesson 1. Introduction & Cutting

  • Meet your instructor, Janet Pray, owner of Islander Sewing Systems. Begin learning the secrets of industrial sewing right away as Janet discusses how to efficiently cut material for projects, even in multiple layers, and preserve your patterns to use again and again. You also see how to effectively mark your fabric and bundle project materials together.


Lesson 2. Getting Started Sewing


Lesson 3. Fusible Interfacings


Lesson 4. About Zippers


Lesson 5. About Waistbands


Lesson 6. About Buttonholes


Lesson 7. Seam Finishes & Hems

Praise for Janey Pray's earlier class, Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets:

"I have lots of videos of factory techniques, but none that compares to Janet's Craftsy class. I had a chambray shirt cut out when I signed up, so I used her techniques to sew it. It was so nice to be able to go back and replay the techniques as I went along. I am so proud of the way the shirt turned out. The shirt is so professional looking and by the end of the sewing I had mastered sewing with no (or just a couple of ) pins, needle-distance-away stitching and topstitching. ... the videos are very clear and the techniques were easy to do. All in all, a class worth every penny! Thanks, Janet!"
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Maple Ridge, BC, Canada

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