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Sew Better, Sew Faster

Garment Industry Secrets

with Janet Pray

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(167 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Excellent class!!!

I have had this class for over a year and only got around to watching it. I can't believe I've had this class in my library for so long and never took advantage of the wisdom inside this class. I LOVED it!! I can't wait to make this jacket and I can't wait to use the techniques I've learned from Janet in all different sewing projects, not just this jacket. This class and Janet's techniques are going to change the way I sew and think about sewing. I had so many "Ah Haaa" moments, and ...

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rated 5 stars

Lots of great information

I took this class to help me get over my apprehensions about garment sewing--I mostly do quilting, home dec, bags, etc. Janet's techniques have been very helpful, and her demonstrations are very good. She makes garment sewing seem much more approachable for someone who has anxiety about it. She comes across as very affable, and she even made me laugh a few times during the lessons. Very enjoyable lessons!

rated 5 stars

Fabulous Class!!!!

I'm primarily a quilter but took this class to improve my occasional garment sewing. Man oh man!!! I loved this class!!! I CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE THIS JACKET!!!! It was very inspiring to see the jacket made up in a variety of fabrics. Janet's method for how to hold the fabric while sewing, and her description of how to use the feed dogs to your advantage were worth the price of admission. These skills have even improved my accuracy piecing quilt blocks!!! I downloaded this class onto my ...

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Christine Maitchell
rated 5 stars

Jacket Project

Just finished the class and my Jacket. Janet is a brilliant teacher, I have learned a lot, though I did find that it slowed me down compared to home sewing as it took some time to learn the new techniques. However, having done it once I know what to do and I am sure it will speed up my sewing going forward. My bête noir was the Burrito technique, I ended chickening out and hand stitching the back yoke in place at the shoulder instead. I think I need to practice this more on some scrap ...

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rated 5 stars

Just Fabulous!

I have been a home sewer for many years but have always avoided projects that could clearly expose "home made" results. I have now watched this class beginning to end and am confident that I can make a classic jacket that no one will ever suspect wasn't purchased (until I brag to them, of course).

For the prospective student, this is a class for someone with experience - not for a beginner. That said, the instruction is clear and methodical and easy to follow if you are ...

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