Steffani Lincecum
Craftsy Instructor

Cross Plains, WI

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Originally from McAlester, Oklahoma, Steffani is a designer, patternmaker, and sewing instructor living in the Madison, Wisconsin area. She received an MFA in Costume Design from Tulane University. With over 25 years of professional sewing and design experience in film, television and theater, she has created custom-made clothing and accessories as a patternmaker/fitter for shows including Nixon, Primary Colors, Third Rock from the Sun and Will ... Read Full Bio »

Steffani's Craftsy Classes

Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040

Learn efficient, up-to-date coatmaking techniques with patternmaker Steffani Lincecum and sew an elegant coat with an eye-catching Peter Pan collar, high-end handwork and designer details. Underline and interface your Vogue pattern V9040 pieces in all the right places for a coat with superior comfort and structure. Sew your seams in the ideal order for the best results. Set in perfect sleeves and add a hidden interior pocket. Marry your lining and coat flawlessly. Handle silk velvet successfully as you make a contrasting collar. Finish your coat with handworked buttonholes, a luxurious Hong Kong finished hem and swing tacks for a secure lining with graceful float. Sew a designer-quality coat with the techniques and confidence of a professional.

$29.99 $49.99

Classic Tailoring: The Blazer

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.

$49.99

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear

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.

$49.99

Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z

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. 

Free!

Steffani's Patterns

Nifty Needle Book

$5.00
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Steffani's Projects

Hand-Stitched Facings
Padstitched Collar & Lapels
Retro Velvet Collar
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