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Excellent So many tips!  December 18, 2014

eepsers

I loved the class, and learned a lot.

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Excellent Great instructor - great techniques!  December 17, 2014

Grizzabella

I just finished both of Janet Pray's courses on Industry Techniques. I've sewed for over 50 years and there isn't much I haven't seen. Most of my skills were self-taught and I've often wondered how the pros do certain techniques. There was a lot to learn in these classes, even for an old sewer like me. Many of her techniques are never mentioned in courses from other instructors, such as how to hold the fabric to prevent the feed dog from skewing the seam, sewing without pins, laying the ...

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Excellent Sew Better Sew Faster  December 16, 2014

joyhappym5761269

I'm learning a lot! All the things I've always wanted to know and even the things I didn't know to ask about are here. Thanks for a great class. I will be getting her patterns and attending her classes from now on!
Joy
San Antonio, Texas

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Average I have not received my pattern  December 8, 2014

Cecilin

I cant wait to start but as of yet I have not received my pattern.
Thanks

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Excellent Excellent  December 5, 2014

Janrof

Learning so much.

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Excellent Easy To Follow, Very Engaging  December 5, 2014

ajrinehar4069246

Great tips, easy to follow, engaging Teacher.

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Good Not Quite What I Expected  December 2, 2014

BlueSailorNik

This is a good course with plenty of useful information. Janet Pray presents the information in clear language delivered in a calm, encouraging manner. There are a couple of tricks from the ready to wear factory techniques, including a re-ordering of the sewing steps. Most of it is just good old sewing and pressing techniques, that are well applied and explained. I appreciate her explanation and later demonstration of the various pressing tools. I just expected a few more "secrets" ...

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Excellent I Love The Class!  December 2, 2014

irina.auz

I think I have found what I needed, this class is a real treasure!

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Okay Not For Me  November 30, 2014

Wodash13562395

I was expecting great things based on all the great reviews, like learning industry secrets as promised, but was very disappointed. The information provided wasn't anything different than I already do. I am self taught and have found this information on my own previously. If you have been taught traditionally (based on the other reviews) this class would probably be helpful for you, but not for me.

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Excellent Nice!  November 29, 2014

brigitte_5864135

Fun and informative.

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Excellent Great Class  November 9, 2014

cjlemke

Awesome class. Learning so much

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Excellent Industry Techniques  October 31, 2014

Fanbelt

Excellent techniques!

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Excellent Sew Better Sew Faster  October 13, 2014

anniedon13702577

A great course I love the craftsy courses withe the message boards to see what everyone is doing. The contact with the instructor is wonderful you feel your learning journey is supported all the way. I have been sewing for many years but this course has shown me a lot of short cuts and techniques. I'm improving all the time and gaining experience from everyone. Thanks to you all

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Excellent Great Info  October 2, 2014

ellenwixted

Really like Janet's presentation style, and am picking up some great tricks. I haven't started sewing yet but hope to put it into action tomorrow!

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Excellent Great Class!  October 2, 2014

Zon

Lots of great tips to make sewing easier.

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Excellent Instructor Very Easy To Follow  September 29, 2014

marystitc3847537

I love this instructor. Her instructions are clear and right to the point. I'm excited about this class.

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Excellent EnEnlightening Tips And Methods.   September 19, 2014

dottydoll

As an lady of 80years I thought I knew almost all I needed to know but I am still learning. Already starting to sew without pins. Wonderful. I could have used these lessons 50 years ago.


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Excellent I Love This Class!   September 19, 2014

Paola Soliis

Learn valuable tips and details that few teachers will share, and improve your skills easily.

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Excellent Very Pleased  September 19, 2014

Ank24

Loved this class The teacher was very clear and easy to listen to teaching style was very good ,and I liked the little it's of humor she put in on occasion The tips were very good,and I can see that I will be using them on a regular basis ,

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Good Plenty to Learn and Use from this Class  September 16, 2014

Ms Hicks

This is the first class that I watched on Craftsy. I learned a LOT from this class that I have also incorporated into how I sew. This was a game changer for me. Thanks Janet!

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Average No Pattern?  September 15, 2014

Elkhorn3913242

I asked several times about the pattern, saw a rely that it would be mailed, but have yet to receive it.

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Excellent Awesome Class  September 14, 2014

Lawyercarolyn

Awesome class. Instruction top notch. One of the best I have taken.

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Excellent Introduction To Jacket Construction  September 10, 2014

lojokins2944454

Very helpful review of basic information as well as some new tips for better results.

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Excellent Very Useful Even For The Seasoned Sewer  September 3, 2014

esiuolm

I have been sewing for years. This class taught me how to sew accurately without pins....( I still used a very, very few though). Great new techniques taught, and Janet did a great job teaching us. Love her relaxed and informative, repeating herself - style.

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Excellent Wow!!  August 18, 2014

MarySewZen

Janet Pray is a goldmine of information and an outstanding teacher. You will use what you learn here throughout all of your sewing, not just the jacket project! I have signed up for her advanced class and hope Craftsy will have her teach many more.

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Excellent Great Intro And Fabric Review  August 17, 2014

Diana Louise


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Excellent Easy To Use.  August 16, 2014

Debbieross6

Easy to follow, great tutor. All the tips of the trade are very helpful.

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Good Good Advice  August 8, 2014

Denise Kovnat

Good tips on choosing the right fabric weight for your garment and what tools to use

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Poor Experience Does Not Guarantee Quality Workmanship  August 8, 2014

mpnoble27757822

I am very disappointed in this class I'm not even going to finish watching it. I have quite a few years of experience sewing ,I certainly figured out a long time ago how to make a garment without using pins, I also learned how to sew a straight seam, press a seam open so that lays flat,which should be done from the right side of the garment not the wrong side (this is supposed to be time saving). I am not impressed with the quality of this instructor's workmanship, she did not keep her top ...

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Excellent I'm Sewing Better And Faster  August 3, 2014

Michel des Tetons

As someone pretty new to sewing I found this class helped my progress immensely. I use very few pins now, have much better control of the fabric as it goes through the machine and lose much less blood than previously. Brava, Janet!

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Excellent Great class  August 1, 2014

newald

As one of four girls in my family, many of my clothing items were stitched by my mother to save money. I begged my mother to teach me but she wanted all of us to learn the "proper" way in school and then she taught us her short cut methods and many of your methods, Janet were similar to hers. Such as not using pins and she was one of the first to buy weights for her pattern cutting.
I did learn a few new things I will be utilizing in my basket of tricks. I love that you gave ...

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Excellent Worth Every Penny!  July 30, 2014

denisebib3518469

This is an excellent refresher course for those of us who have been sewing for many years. It teaches us old timers about some modern techniques and equipment. It is also invaluable for newer sewers to learn some professional techniques.

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Excellent Hi Janet, You Are Awesome, Love This Class And Loved Your Other Class Too.   July 29, 2014

Bodgie


Will you be teaching any other classes on Craftsy? Please say yes!
I have also looked at the Islander DVD and wondering which you would recommend, I want different tips and techniques besides what I have learned in your classes!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge!
Debbie

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Excellent Sew Better, Sew Faster  July 18, 2014

Kathy Russell

Lesson in fabric is really helpful...now back to class

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Excellent loved this class  July 17, 2014

BethK4780

I made my first jacket with this class and my mom thought it was professionally made! I enjoyed her presentation and she was a very good instructor. Thanks!

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Excellent Loving the process!  July 13, 2014

Timmithea

I am almost done with my jacket and hope to finish today. I love how Janet broke down each step. I also like the book format that came with the pattern. It is easy to go back and review each step and do the jacket right along with Janet as you watch the video. Each step has been fun and met with success! Best part for me is that I feared welt closures, and now I look forward to tackling welt closures on other projects! I also want to do another jacket in the near future in another fun print.

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Excellent Great Class  July 7, 2014

kikibarre3040870

This was a great class to take your sewing to the next level. Janet is very knowledgeable and has a great way of explaining things and making it all look so easy. I am now primarily sewing and cutting out without pins and have mastered the welt pocket. Thanks Janet!

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Excellent Increíble !  July 6, 2014

mercedes gilces

Tener en mis manos este curso me tiene de vuelta y media no lo puedo creer que alguien me este dando clases en mi casa, es mi profesor personal :)

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Excellent Super Info!  July 4, 2014

CarolynCelia

Really enjoying this class. I have been sewing for a lot of years but there is so much more to learn. Love all of the classes!

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Excellent Love The Review Of Basics!  July 3, 2014

KReedknits

Organized, articulate, great visuals.

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Excellent Sew Faster Sew Better  July 2, 2014

Carot top

Thank you I really enjoyed this class.

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Excellent Very Clear  July 2, 2014

ncsumom

Good class. Some great tips. Particularly about the correct seam allowance.
Would recommend this class also for some refresher tips.

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Excellent Very Clear Instructions  June 27, 2014

Wendy7717

I'm loving this class so far! She is very clear with her instructions and I have learned some new techniques.

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Excellent A New Beginning and A Totally Different Approach To Sewing!  June 20, 2014

ecofriend

Although I have sewn differently all of my life, this class has given me new techniques, and better methods that deliver great results. I totally enjoyed Janet Pray's instruction style. Her approach to teaching is perfectly paced, relaxed, yet full of details, and she certainly delivers numerous time-saving tips. Her table and machine setup tips have led to me change the layout of my sewing table, which led to a total change of my posture for more comfort, and increased sewing time without any ...

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Excellent Loved the class  June 16, 2014

rim88aug3233609

I took somebody's advise and took the class even though the jacket was not my style. Never regreted it. I learned so much from the class, easing was never a thing I could do and now I am mastering it. Even though I did not make the pattern, the tips given is worth more than the price I paid. THANK YOU

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Excellent Great Tips  June 16, 2014

kay.shakespear@gmail.com

I have learned a lot of tips that have already sped my sewing up.

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Excellent Best Craftsy Class I've taken!  June 14, 2014

Dr. Bootsie

This was the first Craftsy class I bought, and it's the best! I've been making most of my own clothes for many years, but I learned plenty watching Janet. It's changed the way I sew in several important ways. Who would have thought changing the way I held my hands at the sewing machine could make such a difference? And I could never figure out that "burrito collar" method until now. Thank you!

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Excellent A Sewing Revelation!!  June 11, 2014

Raypc86

These methods helped me so much that I purchased the Islander home sewing class. I feel like I received the greatest and most practical sewing lessons I have ever taken in person or read about. THANK YOU. You have revolutionized the way I sew. Wonderful class!!!!

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Excellent Great Class!  June 9, 2014

kathleeng1053815

I'm really enjoying the class so far. Janet knows what she's doing and has a very relaxed and professional way of teaching.

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Excellent Fantastic Class!  June 8, 2014

trenms1111585

Janet Pray explains everything really well and has a nice style about her. The pattern fits very well, I only had to shorten the sleeves a little bit. I lined the jacket using the drafting method from Linda Lee's "Underneath it All". This class not only thaught me a lot, at the end of it I also had a beautiful jacket! I will start on the next one soon!

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Excellent Great Title  June 8, 2014

Mattisse99

Janet has such a relaxed presence, it makes you feel like she is right there in your sewing room, guiding you step by step through the process. Great instructions, very clearly stated.

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Excellent Great Class!  June 2, 2014

Bettijo

Thank you, Janet. This class is wonderful. I have actually taught The Bishop Method of clothing construction at fabric stores and at our local public school's adult education center but I still learned so much from you. I have an ancient Viking Rose open arm machine. I improvised it by attaching a cardboard box to table to have a larger flat area for fabric; not very pretty, but it serves the purpose. ;-)

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Excellent Excellent Techniques  May 30, 2014

TanLee

This class is an excellent class for the serious seamstress.

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Excellent New To Sewing  May 29, 2014

SnugsUK

Thanks to Janet Pray for such an informative course. I am fairly new to sewing and have never made a jacket before. I found her instructions and friendly approach so helpful and love the fact that she is sensitive to the needs of beginners. Yes I did have to practice some of her techniques before taking the plunge but achieving a result was very satisfying. I now have a pattern I can make my own and add to. By the way I really enjoyed sewing and plan to do much more. Thanks Janet.

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Excellent Life. Altering.  May 29, 2014

CarolC13

Janet's class is easily some of the best sewing-related money I've spent -- EVER! She not only explains *what* to do, but *why*. Her techniques are huge time savers that also help you create more professional looking garments. I was dubious about attempting to sew without pins, but, with Janet's expert guidance, I've even successfully sewn beautiful curved seams without touching a pin!

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Excellent Wonderful class, lots of tricks, and great instructor  May 4, 2014

MHFaucher

I have been taking multiple sewing classes on Craftsy and this is so far my favorite. Great guidance throughout the class, easy explanation of new methods and just a non-stressful atmosphere.

I watched the entire class and now I am ready to make the jacket. I wanted to be sure that I would be able to follow the class before buying the materials. I have to say after the first lesson, I was ready to start sewing.

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Excellent What a great class - for the next step   April 28, 2014

saxostamper

I have used Craftsy for many courses, I started knowing nothing about sewing at all and did Block of the Month with Amy Gibson which was great, then Diane Rupp's pencil skirt and cushion course. I have been waiting for the next stage for me and I think this course is it. I didn't find cutting without pinning that easy but I think that will come in time and I am managing each stage of the course quite well.

I have to say I really like Janet, she is easy going and good fun and so ...

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Excellent My all time favorite!!!  March 26, 2014

flyingbear

I think that this class has been outstanding and has motivated me to really try the techniques. I have worked hard and tried to make the project my own. I truly enjoyed watching and re-watching the segments to make sure I was getting things done right. Janet is a great teacher and very accessible.

Janet makes the class fun and not at all intimidating. She shows you every step of the way the how to and the places that might pose a problem. I loved her class. Highly recommend it. Most ...

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Excellent SUPER class - something for everyone!  March 24, 2014

1Heather

Firstly, Janet is a HOOT! Her relaxed style and sense of humor immediately put me at ease and reminded me to enjoy myself! Secondly, the course is very organized but offers lots of options to embellish as comfortable. Many of Janet's tips and techniques I have taken to the serger and to the sewing machine. Janet has a series Galaxy Sewing or something to that effect. I truly hope she brings more of herself to Craftsy! Standing ovation on my end! Thanks Craftsy and Janet!

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Excellent Fun class  March 22, 2014

sws3232

I am an intermediate "pin" sewer and actually had fun following Janet as she taught this class. Can't wait to make another jacket using the techniques she teaches.

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Excellent Love Love Love  February 22, 2014

Lizzy Beth

Janet Ray is an amazing instructor, and I hope she will offer more classes. It was the first time for me to make a welt pocket and a burrito cuff; very easy once I processed all the steps. And best of all, my husband loves the way my jacket looks on me.

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Excellent Great Class. Fabulous Jacket!  January 28, 2014

Catherine Goetz

As a Certified Islander Instructor, one might wonder why I would enroll in this class. I have taken many classes from many experts and I never tire of Janet's. She is by far the best sewing teacher I have ever had. And she always has something new to share. For my style of sewing, the techniques in this class are invaluable.

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Average Mixed Feelings  January 25, 2014

Katrina B

I waited several weeks after finishing this course and my jacket to write my review, just to see if my feelings would change, but they really haven't. This was an okay course, but not the huge revelation for me that so many other people seem to have enjoyed.
First, I did not love the jacket pattern. It's a decent start for a jean jacket, and the curved hem and collar are cute, but the fit is very boxy and shapeless. (Because it was part of the course, I followed the pattern, rather than ...

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Excellent Learned So Much  January 21, 2014

smileskeeper

The video format was challenging to me, because the instructions are for the most part in the video. I had to go back to it again and again.

I learned so much and my jacket turned out beautifully.

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Excellent Excellent  January 17, 2014

Fibro

This is an excellent class and I have learnt so much from it. Fast quick tips that really do work and make sewing so much quicker and easier.
Janet is so clear and precise with her instructions they are very easy to understand. Thank you, and also for the excellent pattern that is free with the class, I highly recommend it.

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Excellent thank you janet!  January 6, 2014

RunningAmuck

Great class, so worth the time and money! I learned so many new tips and tricks that are going to make my future sewing projects more efficient and professional. Also, a big thanks for adding the smaller size. I made the jacket for my mom and it fits perfect!

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Excellent Please Give Us More!  January 4, 2014

BarbL

What a great class! I learned so much and Janet's style is just wonderful. Everything is very clear, well organized and it works! I would love to have Janet teach more classes with the Islander technique.

My sewing will never be the same. These techniques really re-energized my love of sewing as I was able to produce professional looking results.

Thank you, Janet, for giving me back the joy of sewing!

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Excellent Solved problems in addition to speed tips  December 17, 2013

daaron

Thank you for a well designed, well instructed class.
Your tips actually solved several problem areas for me (setting in sleeves) that I hadn't expected from this class.

I had given up topstitching but now will give it a go.

Excellent class - worth every penny!

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Excellent Excellent class! As good as Susan Khalje! Please teach more Craftsy courses!  December 8, 2013

specialk1st

Hi Janet,

Just wanted to say that I REALLY enjoyed this class!

Susan Khalje's couture sewing class here on Craftsy has been my favorite thus far, BUT you are now tied with her for BEST CLASS on Craftsy in my book!

I hope to see more classes from you where you demonstrate the techniques via a garment. I went to your IslanderSewing.com website and saw that you have a classic dress shirt pattern too!

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Excellent One of Craftsy's best classes  November 30, 2013

Lolita Zapien

Great teacher, great contents, I wasn't sure about taking this class and I'm loving it!

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Excellent Excellent  November 28, 2013

notjustshowclothes

Janet is clear, informative and fun to watch. She clearly demonstrates how to do everything. Excellent camera work. I think beginner sewers and even those with a cottage industry will learn something.

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Excellent Clear, informative, and organized  November 11, 2013

DaisyEsq

Janet Pray is an excellent instructor. She imparted information in a clear and organized matter. The pattern arrived quickly, which was great. I really enjoyed this class and feel that it was very worthwhile.

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Excellent Janet makes sewing fun again!  October 2, 2013

azlina

I don't usually leave comments, but in this case, Janet made me want to. Indirectly of course. Loved the way she has successfully applied the industrial techniques for home sewing which really does make home sewing fun. My late grandmother used to sew occasionally for a factory. She designs for them as well. So, I do know some of the industrial techniques, for instance sewing without pins. But only with this class I managed to pull it off nicely, with results that impressed even myself. I ...

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Excellent Sew Better, Sew Faster  September 3, 2013

MarshaClark

I can't say enough about this class. I learned so many new tricks and techniques. Janet is a marvelous instructor and the camera work was spot on when I needed to stop to analyse the process. I can see using these tricks on future projects.
Thank you Janet and Craftsy for this wonderful class.

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Excellent Great Class!!!  August 5, 2013

Marilyn101

I just wanted to say that I love Janet's class. She is a great teacher and Janet provides excellent advice throughout the process. Sewing without pins simply makes me very happy!! Now I am looking forward to making my jacket -- Marilyn

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Excellent I am in love with Janet's way of teaching.  August 4, 2013

Sewgun

I love the way Islander patterns came. With great instructions by video and the booklet. I would buy anything Janet wants to share.. I am a learner from seeing not so much reading, hence I am not a cook. I sewed the whole jacket without one pin. Also when I sewed in the past I didn't realize how important it was to hold the material a proper way.
The only criticism I have is I wish Janet showed how to do the cuffs in Burrito fashion a little slower. I could not perceive exactly what ...

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Good Disappointed, nothing new for me  July 29, 2013

mckennalinn

I think Janet does a good job of teaching her techniques, but to me, there was zero new here. Just like Kenneth King's "Jean-ius" class; they both promise to reveal all kinds of insider secrets, and there was absolutely nothing in either class that I hadn't heard/done before. Extremely disappointing to me. Maybe I've been sewing so long that I've seen it all before? LOL!

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Excellent One of the Best Craftsy Classes  July 28, 2013

nujoi1908

If I had to pick one word to describe this class, it would be "expert." These are sound techniques to both simplify your sewing and make it more professional. Janet Pray clearly knows her stuff, yet she doesn't come across as preachy. She explains and demonstrates things so well, you can't help but feel super confident in your own skills. (And isn't that what learning is about?) Although the class takes you through the construction of a specific garment, you can apply the skills ...

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Excellent I Love to Sew!  July 24, 2013

connierae910183

Janet, I love this class. I hope you will consider doing more. I've been sewing for 50+ years. I used to make all my suits, blouses, jackets and slacks. Achieving the beautiful results without using pins is unbelievable. I should be finished with my jacket this weekend. You made this such a fun and interesting class. Thank you.

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Excellent So many great tips!  July 20, 2013

Julia Scarlett

I learnt so much from this class. I have just finished my jacket which I made from some awful-to-work-with polyester jacket weight fabric. (Next time I will use something a bit more user friendly!) However, I still achieved an excellent result which fits well.
For me, the biggest revelation was learning to sew without pins; without pinning everything first and learning how the feed dog takes in fabric at a different speed to the foot, my seams were much neater and line up better than ever. ...

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Excellent Great Job Teaching, Janet!  July 15, 2013

woodgerber

This class was so informative. I hope you do more classes for Craftsy.
I love your teaching style. This class was a pleasure to watch. I learned something new in each lesson and feel like I can try to make the jacket which normally would have overwhelmed me.

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Excellent A really great class  July 5, 2013

saramu

I enjoyed this class very, very much, Not only because of the structured presentation of "best practices" (Which is really helpful! Even if you already know the tips, there are a lot of things to "re-learn" from another point of view!), but also because of this wonderful jacket and its straight forward construction, that let's you chafing at the bit to start sewing while waiting for your pattern... ;)

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Excellent This is a great class  July 4, 2013

mcconnl3

I am so glad it took this class. I just finished watching all the lessons and I can't wait to start the jacket. I learned so much that will improve all my sewing, not just for this project. Highly recommended.

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Excellent If you think sewing takes too long... take this class!  July 3, 2013

caroline11473714

I had not quite realized how long it took me pinning everything together before taking it to the sewing machine previous to this class. For certain, the pinning part is a wasteful step while the actual sewing part is the value added (if you look at it in a lean perspective). And the pros have had that down pact for quite some time.
This class made me realized that my setup was not optimal and that with the right tools, the quality of my work would increase.

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Excellent I love the technique of no pins  June 24, 2013

Canuck20

I recieved my pattern today,,i will keep watching the video for any tips i may have missed along the way.However i did begin a pattern i already have in denim fabric, and used a lot of the tips here,I shall post a photo when i am done making it.Thank you Janet for doing this video for all of us sewers/dress makers. :)

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Excellent Fantastic!  June 24, 2013

KackieC

This is the best class ever! Seriously. Using the techniques I learned in this class, I made a dress last night, from start to finish, with NO pins, and only hand-stitched a single button. I never even needed to look at the instructions. It took me seven hours, from pre-shrinking, to hanging the finished garment in my closet. I'm not a fast sewer- usually it takes me a week of evenings to finish a similar project. I can hardly believe it! Thanks Janet, I hope you will teach another class ...

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Excellent Learned so much!  June 24, 2013

TimeToSew

I have lots of videos of factory techniques, but none that compares to Janet's Craftsy class. I had a chambray shirt cut out when I signed up, so I used her techniques to sew it. It was so nice to be able to go back and replay the techniques as I went along. I am so proud of the way the shirt turned out. The shirt is so professional looking and by the end of the sewing I had mastered sewing with no (or just a couple of ) pins, needle-distance-away stitching and topstitching. I will need to ...

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Excellent Superb!  June 22, 2013

LAB331

Probably the most substantive class I have taken anywhere in years. I enjoyed every minute of this class and would race to enroll in any future class Janet teaches.

I never saw anything like the collar and cuff techniques she demonstrates, and I am in awe of the apparent ease of her methods. But I am a bit nervous about my first attempt at doing the collar and cuffs!! I never had a burrito, and that may be why it looks so tricky to me... Kudos to Craftsy again, and to Janet!

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Excellent Absolutely Wonderful!  June 17, 2013

sandeeyoung

This is the best class I have taken so far, and I have purchased many, many classes on Craftsy and elsewhere. Janet is such a personable, warm person and I am very happy I am taking her class! I have learned so many little tricks already, and I am not even close to the end of the class. Thanks!!

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Excellent Fabulous tips and techniques!  June 16, 2013

Sunni Standing

This class is absolutely amazing. If you follow Janet's instructions, tips, techniques and advice, it will truly change the way you sew. The skills are absolutely priceless and for someone who is always looking for better, faster ways of sewing, I'm amazed at how simply life-changing the idea of sewing a jacket entirely without the use of pins is.

In addition to the excellent instruction, the jacket pattern - though I was a bit skeptical about it at first - is incredibly well ...

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Excellent Excellent class!  June 14, 2013

Pamelaal

Although I have not received the pattern I jumped in and watched all the video lessons. Janet gives clear and concise instructions each step of the way throughout the video. I learned a lot of great tips and can't wait for my pattern to arrive so that I can get going on this jacket. Loved the class. Thank you Janet and Craftsy for a great class.

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Good Informative class!  June 8, 2013

stgrcg52722

I enjoyed this class. An experienced seamstress with loads of tips and easy to follow instructions led this class and even an old seasoned veteran at the sewing machine (me) learned some new tricks! Thanks!

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Excellent Excellent tips, instruction, voice, volume, pace, contrast color fabric and delivery.   June 3, 2013

milpeg

Finish my preview of this class and already apply some knowledge acquired. I knew some of my projects had something off but could not identify what was it. After viewing this class only once I immediately went to fix one of my UFO projects. Can not t wait to study this class again. I will be sewing more with less mistakes.

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Excellent Awesome!!!  June 2, 2013

verycraft713447

I havent watched it all yet but so far its fantastic!! Its alot to take in, So I will have to watch it at least 3 times before I attempt this jacket! Must Buy this class!!!!

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Excellent Excellent Professional Techniques  May 30, 2013

SewinMoni

This class teaches you how to sew without pins - even on collars and has tips for the beginner to professional sewer. Janet gives very good advice to those who want to set up shop as well as the home sewer (me) who just wants to learn professional techniques, I learned how to sew without pins using her Islander technique in just two tries and will sew like this from now on. You sew with only a 1/4" or 3/8" seam allowance.

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Excellent From a Craftsy "junkie"  May 29, 2013

pitpoodles

I LOVED the class. I may watch it again before I give the whole jacket a try, but already I know I love the no pins method. So many great tips. I already have all of the pressing tools, except for the pressing stick, and the commercial iron, of course. The tips and methods can be translated to all of my sewing, so a very valuable course.