Natalie Chanin
Craftsy Instructor

Florence, Alabama

Natalie Chanin is owner and designer of the American lifestyle brand Alabama Chanin and author of the Alabama Studio Book Series, including Alabama Stitch Book (STC - February 2008), Alabama Studio Style (STC - March 2010) and Alabama Studio Sewing + Design (STC - Spring 2012). Her designs for hand-sewn garments and home furnishings are constructed using traditional quilting and embroidery techniques have been lauded for both their beauty and ... Read Full Bio »

Natalie's Craftsy Classes


Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric

Join the innovative designer behind the Alabama Chanin brand in her studio to learn timeless hand stitching techniques to create elegant wardrobe pieces. Using the stencil pattern provided or one of your own, you'll apply your designs to two layers of soft and supple cotton jersey, then choose from a variety of appliqué styles. You can add embroidery and beading to further customize your coat. Finally, you'll learn construction and finishing techniques for your coat, including felled seams with topstitching, pocket insertion, shapely darts and sleeve-edge ribbing – all achieved with simple hand stitching.


Natalie's Projects

Paisley Applique
Negative Reverse Paisley
Accent Beading
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