Janet Pray
Craftsy Instructor

Highland, Michigan

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Janet Pray is the president of the American Sewing Expo and the owner of Islander Sewing Systems (patterns, classes, and DVDs based around industrial sewing techniques). Janet began her career in the sewing industry creating a unique line of artistic women?s clothing. She also taught industrial sewing techniques developed by her aunt, Margaret Islander. Janet?s next venture was developing the largest independent sewing expo in the United States, ... Read Full Bio »

Janet's Craftsy Classes

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques

Consistently produce impeccable results as sewing expert Janet Pray teaches you the techniques used in high-end ready-to-wear. Cut tricky fabrics with confidence and stack-cut accurately. Mark darts and pockets with no tailor tacks or tracing wheels. Choose the best seam allowance for any sewing situation. Learn sewing ergonomics to work longer with less fatigue. Sew perfect straight and curved seams with no pins. Understand when, where and how to apply interfacings without wrinkles. Insert flawless slot and lap zippers on your first try. Sew beautiful, bulk-free waistbands and facings. Finish crisp seams and pristine hems quickly. Make your best sewing more polished, faster and more fun. 

$59.99

Sew Better, Sew Faster

Let Janet Pray teach you garment industry sewing techniques that have been adapted for home sewing equipment. Discover these insider methods as you construct a chic, sporty jacket from the included “Jacket Express” pattern designed by Janet. Use an expedited construction order to build the jacket and develop professional pressing and finishing skills. Accomplish beautiful cuffs and collars without hand stitching, achieve accurate and even topstitching and learn when and where to use proper interfacing. Skip the basting and use few to no pins. No kidding. In the words of Janet, “If you like to sew now, when you get done with this class you’re going to love to sew.”

$49.99

Janet's Projects

Slot & Lap Zippers
Sun umbrella 2
Jacket Express
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