Sandra Betzina
Craftsy Instructor

San Francisco

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Sandra Betzina, the "power" behind Power Sewing, is the author of More Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit, Power Sewing Step-by-Step, Sandra Sews for the Home, No Time To Sew and Fear of Sewing. She has produced a skill series of eleven Power Sewing DVDs and also designs a full line of patterns for Vogue under the tab of Today's Fit. Sandra hosted her own show, Sew Perfect, on HGTV for six years and now has a Web TV show, ... Read Full Bio »

Sandra's Craftsy Classes

Sewing on the Bias

Join expert sewer, author and HGTV’s “Sew Perfect” host Sandra Betzina in this colorful and energetic exploration of sewing on the bias. Learn how to gauge the characteristics of a variety of fabrics, including silks and a surprising new take on plaids. Sandra walks you through drape considerations, working with your pattern, fitting techniques and making each garment flattering, polished and unique. 

Learn how to maximize the efficiency and productivity of your workspace and tools as Sandra teaches you to identify and work with your selvage, grain line and bias line for clean, beautifully aligned bias-cut fabric. Gain tips on linings, waistbands, pucker-free hems and working with seams and zippers.  

Whether you’re new to working on the bias or simply looking for new expert tips, this class has something for everyone. Sign up for Sewing on the Bias today!

$39.99 $49.99

Pant Fitting Techniques

Learn the pattern alteration secrets that pros use to make pants fit perfectly, with Power Sewing host Sandra Betzina. You'll learn how to spot hidden fit issues at the waist, hips and tummy, and solutions for skinny legs, large thighs or flat backsides. This comprehensive class includes a FREE pattern, Vogue 2948, a classic trouser with princess seams that make fit adjustments easy!

$49.99

Pant Construction Techniques

If you enjoyed Sandra's first Craftsy class, Pant Fitting Techniques, or know her from her books, newspaper columns and TV series, here's your chance to sit down at the machine with Sandra and learn professional sewing skills from the popular author and host of Power Sewing.

In this class, Sandra cuts, marks and sews Vogue 2948 (included free with this class!) while demonstrating professional pant construction and finishing techniques. As you sew along with Sandra, you'll learn how to harness the power of your machine, explore variations for different fabrics, and pick up dozens of tips that you will be able to use for years to come. 

$49.99

Meet Sandra

Sandra's Projects

Skirts from "Sewing on the Bias"
Bias Skirt Detail
Pattern Skirt from "Sewing on the Bias"
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