Join professional costumer and patternmaker Steffani Lincecum and learn fine sewing techniques to create a superior-quality blazer with hand-stitched details. Padstitch hair canvas and muslin into your garment to reinforce stress points and add sophisticated structure. Assemble your jacket body beautifully with expert tips. Add wigan to hemlines and sleeve cuffs for a crisp look and keep shoulder seams from stretching with twill tape. Demystify turn-of-cloth while shaping your undercollar and construct vented sleeves, bound buttonholes and patch pockets as your jacket comes together. Sew your shoulder pads, lining, lapels and collar before adding edge-stitching that makes your finished garment even more special.
Create a sewing pattern from an existing piece of clothing and learn the skills you'll need to replicate the fit and design details of your favorite pieces. This class focuses on gaining valuable patternmaking skills. As demonstrated in her book, Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit, Steffani's "pin-through" technique to duplicate garments uses straight pins and kraft paper, tracing the design lines of garment elements with pinholes, then adding darts, pleats and other construction elements. Once you have a pattern, you'll learn how to make adjustments on a test muslin, then transfer those changes back to your pattern, creating a versatile pattern block you can change up with different design details.
You'll need garment sewing experience to get the most from this class, which demonstrates the basics of turning a 3D garment into a 2D paper pattern by copying a vintage blouse with Peter Pan collar, darts, pleats and pockets.
Designer, patternmaker and sewing instructor Steffani Lincecum teaches you how to identify and use 11 of the most common sewing feet. Start with zipper and buttonhole feet, then learn how to use blind-hem and rolled-hem feet to finish your work like a pro. Finish with a tour of popular optional feet that help you achieve perfect topstitching, gathers, couching, free-motion stitching and more. Whether you're new to sewing or a longtime sewist, you're sure to learn some tips to improve the speed and accuracy of your sewing projects by starting off with the right foot in this free mini-class.