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Sew Better, Sew Faster

Garment Industry Secrets

with Janet Pray
Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

Let Janet Pray teach you how to sew like a pro with garment industry techniques that have been adapted for home sewing equipment. Discover these insider methods as you construct a chic, sporty jacket from the included "Jacket Express" pattern designed by Janet. Use an expedited construction order to build the jacket and develop professional pressing and finishing skills. Accomplish beautiful cuffs and collars without hand stitching, achieve accurate and even topstitching and learn when and where to use proper interfacing. Skip the basting and use few to no pins. No kidding. In the words of Janet, "If you like sewing now, you're going to love sewing when you're done with this class."

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Janet Pray & Get Started

  • Janet introduces herself and the jacket you'll make using the pattern included with your class. Learn about your fabric options, choosing topstitching thread and interfacing, and the best tools to use.


Lesson 2. Preparing to Sew


Lesson 3. Beginning Construction


Lesson 4. Topstitching


Lesson 5. Pockets & Shoulder Seams


Lesson 6. Completing Yoke & Sleeves


Lesson 7. Cuffs, Collar & Facing


Lesson 8. Finishing the Jacket

"I can't say enough about this class. I learned so many new tricks and techniques. Janet is a marvelous instructor and the camerawork was spot-on when I needed to stop to analyze the process. I can see using these tricks on future projects.

Thank you Janet and Craftsy, for this wonderful class."
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Lilburn, GA

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