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Sew Better, Sew Faster

Garment Industry Secrets

with Janet Pray
Sew Better, Sew Faster

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(152 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Very much enjoyed this class

I enjoyed watching this class, and look forward to making the jacket. The Projects tab shows a lot of finished jackets (and some shirts) that look really great!

rated 5 stars


I enjoyed this class and my jacket turned out beautifully. My one and one complaint was the lack of help with topstitching that many were having. I never did receive an answer to my question. I had to find the answer elsewhere and all turned out well. I love my jacket!

Carefree Mary
rated 5 stars

Best garment construction class

I have about 90 Craftsy classes, all sewing related. This is one of my favorites. The jacket was not my motivation to take the class, it was the techniques. I learned so much about the little details, and of course TOPSTITCHING. My jacket turned out fine, and now I'm going to make another that will be perfect!
I also learned so much just reading the questions and answers as the class progressed. Great teacher and very useful content that is transferable to any project.

rated 5 stars

Great class!

rated 5 stars

Learning, Learning, Learning!

I have benefitted so much from this class. Started using the methods for holding fabric on other projects before making the jacket. Practiced the welt pocket on scraps before attempting on the jacket and then my first one came out better than the second on the jacket because I wasn't happy with my stitching on the triangle. In ripping and redoing, there was too much handling and so I have some little frazzles trying to show. But the video instruction and demos are so good, and the pattern ...

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