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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets taught by Janet Pray

Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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What materials did you use? Novelty fabric, woven interfacing, white thread, orange topstitching, black buttons

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What are you most proud of? This jacket looks amazing! The only hand sewing required was for the buttons. I'm also pleased that it took about ten hours from start to finish (not including the video lessons). My posture at the sewing machine is better, and I now sew with fewer pins.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient. Watch the lessons first. Every tool recommended makes the process go smoother and faster. If you have a serger or second machine you can set up for zig zag stitch only on this project, it will make your life easier. I also recommend making a spare cuff or pocket flap to test out all your stitches.

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Holy Fabulous Batman! Great job, Thanks for sharing.

04/22/2014 Flag

Thank you! I'm well on my way with a second jacket, and I rewrote a men's shirt pattern instructions so I can use these techniques to make that. Loved this class!

04/25/2014 Flag

Its brilliant - what a great jacket, I am so impressed.

04/28/2014 Flag

Thank you!

05/02/2014 Flag

05/03/2014 Flag

Looks great :) I need to sew some from my stash fabric so I can go out and find some new fabric just as fab as your fabric.

02/25/2016 Flag