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The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers

with Sara Alm

What materials are used in this class?

  • A blouse or skirt pattern of your choosing, or swatches of fabric on which to practice 
  • Fabrics such as cotton lawn, cotton voile, silk organza, polyester or silk chiffon, crinkle chiffon, crepe chiffon
  • Interfacing
  • Needles: 70/11 or Microtex 70/10 
  • Standard home sewing machine 
  • Walking foot 
  • Tissue paper, newsprint or butcher paper 
  • Fabric sheers 
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat 
  • Silk pins 
  • Washi tape or painter's tape
  • Iron and board 
  • Bias tape maker
  • Clear, gridded ruler
  • Stick-N-Washaway stabilizer
  • Gentle fabric detergent or Synthrapol from Dharma Trading Company
  • Fabric starch
  • Crinoline strip
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