Go ahead, spring for that specialty fabric. In this class, you’ll gain the skills you need to showcase your design style using fine fabrics. Author and sewing expert Linda Lee will be your guide as you create four elegant custom pillows. Get a grip on slippery silk as you learn techniques for sewing specialty fabrics without marring the weave. Sew sheer fabric with ease as you stitch a self-flanged pillow using organza. Carefully craft a lavish velvet pillow with simple smocking that showcases the lush texture. Linda even divulges her secrets for sewing around curves as she teaches you how to stitch a tufted silk pillow. By the end of this class, you’ll have the skills to command luxury fabrics and create custom pillows that instantly elevate your home decor!
Alongside fashionista Linda Lee, you'll learn essential skills for making and sewing fine garment interiors: choose interfacings, underlinings, interlinings, facings and linings, and install them perfectly in your garments. Bring stunning structure and a lifetime of longevity to your fabric with interfacings. Underline entire garments to reduce wrinkles and give beautiful body to limp fabrics. Interline your outerwear to protect your fabric and add warmth and comfort to the garment. Flawlessly finish raw edges on exposed areas of your garments with facings. Plus, you'll learn to line both pants and skirts, and Linda will even share how to draft and sew your own tailored jacket lining.
Fashion knit fabrics have a delicious drape, create elegant yet comfortable garments, but can often be challenging to sew. Master the techniques you need to create your own fashion knit wardrobe with your home sewing machine, including how to prepare your fabric, finish seams and edges, stabilize shoulders and necklines, and troubleshoot for puckering, curling, slipped stitches and more. If you have a serger, Linda offers invaluable advice for using it to create attractive finishes.
Renowned designer and sewing instructor Linda Lee guides you through the construction of the classic and luxurious Liberty Shirt (pattern included!) and gives you invaluable tips for working with these exquisite fabrics. Silk's graceful drape and lustrous sheen make it a natural choice for creating beautiful clothing, but its cost and delicate nature can be intimidating. In this Craftsy class, Linda demystifies silk's many varieties and shares a wealth of techniques for preparing, sewing and finishing the show-stopping Liberty Shirt.