Sandra Betzina
Craftsy Instructor

San Francisco

As a child, Sandra learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine, and so her passion for the craft began! Highlights of Sandra's sewing career include writing a syndicated sewing column for 34 years and hosting her own sewing show on HGTV called Sew Perfect. She has also written 10 sewing books, including More Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit and Power Sewing Toolbox Volumes 1 & 2. Sandra has designed more than 200 patterns for ... Read Full Bio »

Sandra's Craftsy Classes

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Fabric Know-How

Select, prepare and sew fabrics like a fashion designer with guidance from industry expert Sandra Betzina. Start with tips for pairing your patterns with fabrics that will yield the most refined results. Then, learn to enhance the drape, structure and stability of your fabrics with smart interfacing choices. Build your expertise around the characteristics and ideal applications for a vast variety of fabric types. Along the way, discover the ideal needles, thread, presser feet, stitch length, seam finishes and hemming techniques for each type of fabric. Plus, pretreat and handle these different fabrics for superior results. Learn how to choose fabric with confidence and sew it with finesse.

 

$19.99 $39.99

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Sewing on the Bias

Join expert sewer, author and HGTV’s “Sew Perfect” host Sandra Betzina in this colorful and energetic exploration of sewing on the bias. Learn how to gauge the characteristics of a variety of fabrics, including silks and a surprising new take on plaids. Sandra walks you through drape considerations, working with your pattern, fitting techniques and making each garment flattering, polished and unique. 

Learn how to maximize the efficiency and productivity of your workspace and tools as Sandra teaches you to identify and work with your selvage, grain line and bias line for clean, beautifully aligned bias-cut fabric. Gain tips on linings, waistbands, pucker-free hems and working with seams and zippers.  

Whether you’re new to working on the bias or simply looking for new expert tips, this class has something for everyone. Sign up for Sewing on the Bias today!

$29.99 $44.99

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Pant Fitting Techniques

Learn the pattern alteration secrets that pros use to make pants fit perfectly, with Power Sewing host Sandra Betzina. You'll learn how to spot hidden fit issues at the waist, hips and tummy, and solutions for skinny legs, large thighs or flat backsides. This comprehensive class includes a FREE pattern, Vogue 2948, a classic trouser with princess seams that make fit adjustments easy!

$49.99

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Pant Construction Techniques

If you enjoyed Sandra's first Craftsy class, Pant Fitting Techniques, or know her from her books, newspaper columns and TV series, here's your chance to sit down at the machine with Sandra and learn professional sewing skills from the popular author and host of Power Sewing.

In this class, Sandra cuts, marks and sews Vogue 2948 (included free with this class!) while demonstrating professional pant construction and finishing techniques. As you sew along with Sandra, you'll learn how to harness the power of your machine, explore variations for different fabrics, and pick up dozens of tips that you will be able to use for years to come. 

$24.99 $49.99

Meet Sandra

Sandra's Projects

Skirts from "Sewing on the Bias"
Bias Skirt Detail
Cutting Tricky Fabrics
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