Sew Ready: Garment Basics

with Brett Bara

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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! Read More…

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Class Rating

(6 reviews)

rated 5 stars

rated 5 stars

Great for beginners and self taught sewers

I taught myself how to sew years ago because I lived in a very rural/desolate part of Nevada. I had no one to show me how to sew. Been sewing for years and I just took a couple of craftsy classes for the first time and I've learned so much! Especially with this class. The skirt I made was probably the best skirt I've ever sewn! Thanks Brett!

Ms Teapot
rated 5 stars

A great class to get you started on your sewing journey

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 set up means you can dip back into the lessons when you need a refresher.

Highly recommended for beginners like me.

rated 5 stars

A Real Bargain for the Beginner Sewer

As a real beginner sewer I really think this course awesome for a beginner as I am. The Instructor is very good she has an easy style of teaching which makes you believe you can do this and she shows you that indeed you can do it she is there for you to answer your questions very promptly. The instructor take the scary part of reading the commercial pattern right out of the equation . This is truly a starting point for sewing your own garments. I was so excited that I could really wear ...

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Umi Francis
rated 5 stars

Perfect for a beginner

The only thing I've really sewn in the past was pillows and a t shirt dress with horrible seams. This class taught me how to read patterns, how to put in darts, make waist bands, and taught me how to put in a zipper. I've learned so much and the step by step instructions were very comprehensive.

This is a very basic class meant for people like me without any experience making fitted garments (with no elastic).


Included with this class:

Butterick Misses' Skirt Pattern 5466. more info

Butterick Misses' Skirt Pattern 5466

Butterick Misses' Skirt Pattern (B5466)

Semi-fitted, straight skirt pattern that hits right above mid-knee. Back zipper closure with construction options that include darts, waistband, self-belt, princess seams, and a raised waist.

Price: $0.00 (included with purchase), Retail: $17.95

SIZE 8 10 12 14 16
Waist 24in (61cm) 25in (64cm) 26 1/2in (67cm) 28in (71cm) 30in (76cm)
Hip 33 1/2in (85cm) 34 1/2in (88cm) 36in (91cm) 38in (97cm) 40in (102cm)
SIZE 18 20 22 24
Waist 32in (81cm) 34in (86cm) 37in (94cm) 39in (99cm)
Hip 42in (107cm) 44in (112cm) 46in (117cm) 48in (122cm)

This pattern will be shipped directly to you by Butterick Patterns. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (international shipments will require additional time for delivery).

For $39.99 You Get:

• 8 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access

• A Butterick sewing pattern with multiple styling options

• Hours of up-close instruction

• Answers from Brett in our virtual classroom

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