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Sew Ready: Garment Basics

with Brett Bara
Sew Ready: Garment Basics
Customize and sew your first garment a chic pencil skirt and gain the skills to make even more wardrobe essentials you'll love to wear!

Join Brett Bara for every step of your garment-making journey, from unopened pattern to fabulous, finished skirt. Learn the ins and outs of using and customizing your pattern before you even cut out your fabric. Plus, you'll be ready to sew darts and a centered zipper before you know it. Your garment will begin to take form as you sew your front and back pieces together, add the waistband of your choice and finish seams. Then you'll add a hook-and-eye closure, hem your skirt, and voilà— you're ready to show off your signature style wearing your classic skirt.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Brett Bara & Get Started

  • Brett Bara introduces herself, explains the project pattern and choosing a size, and discusses the tools you'll need.


Lesson 2. Getting to Know the Pattern


Lesson 3. Cutting Your Fabric


Lesson 4. Sewing Darts & Zippers


Lesson 5. Assembling the Skirt


Lesson 6. Sewing Waistbands


Lesson 7. Hemming


Lesson 8. Variations

"I'm new to sewing and really needed someone to guide me through the basics. This class was exactly what I was looking for. I learned something every time I logged on; from putting in a zip to using the blind hem stitch on my sewing machine. Brett is a great teacher and the whole Craftsy setup means you can dip back into the lessons when you need a refresher. Highly recommended for beginners like me."
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