Angela Wolf
Craftsy Instructor

Michigan

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Angela Wolf is the owner of ABO Apparel, a custom apparel business. She is the couture sewing expert on the PBS series It's Sew Easy, and is a contributor to Threads and SewStylish magazines as well as PatternReview.com. Recently, she launched her own ready-to-wear collection, wrote the book How to Start a Home-Based Fashion Business and was voted 2012 Teacher of the Year by the American Sewing Expo.

Angela's Craftsy Classes

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear

Ready-to-wear shouldn't be "ready-to-swear." Learn to make your own alterations to store-bought clothing, including lengthening and shortening hems, altering waistbands, replacing zippers, tapering tops and more. After Angela shows you how to alter garments like a pro, your friends will inevitably start asking where you buy your clothes.

$34.99 $49.99

Creative Serging

Explore clever finishing and decorative techniques for woven and knit fabric like blind hems, coverstitches and lettuce edges, and learn to navigate curves and corners without thread bulk. Let Angela show you how to adjust your machine settings to create perfect results when creating piping or gathering, sewing flatlock and overlock stitches, and inserting separating zippers and elastic. Add inspired touches and a professional finish to your garments and home decor. Enroll today in Creative Serging: Beyond the Basics.

$29.99 $49.99

Sewing Designer Jeans

Angela Wolf guides you through every step of sewing custom jeans with all the details of expensive designer pairs. Learn to remedy common fitting issues as you personalize a commercial pattern to complement your figure, and alter the rise and leg styles to create the look you long for. Angela will be with you every step of the way, from constructing your jeans, to adding design details such as distressing, different pocket options, topstitching effects, rivets, bling and more. You'll also master constructing pockets with French seams, sewing professional fly fronts with ease, adding a comfortable contour waistband and finishing everything flawlessly.

$34.99 $49.99

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics

Join custom clothier and award-winning sewing instructor Angela Wolf as she builds on her Tailoring Ready-to-Wear class with new, more advanced techniques. Learn to alter pants: make flattering adjustments to the behind and taper legs for a look you love. Learn to let out and extend waistbands and discover fixes for uneven hips. Master dress alterations for a petite waist and demystify hemming from the waist. Diagnose and fix a zipper that's bowing in the back, replace a zipper in the front fly and adjust a hidden zipper in a side seam. Plus, hem cuffs for both women's and men's shirts with confidence. Learn the tailoring skills you need to perfect the fit of your entire wardrobe.

$44.99 $59.99

Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: The Jacket

Upgrade ready-to-wear and home-sewn jackets with tailoring lessons from alterations expert Angela Wolf. Discover the secrets of ready-to-wear jacket construction as you go inside the seams, and find out how to tell whether or not a jacket can be altered. Use the petite adjustment to remove side-seam wrinkles. Raise shoulders for perfect seam placement and jacket sleeves for a better fit through the arms. Take in side seams, center-back and princess seams for a better fit and a slenderizing look. Hem lined jackets from the bottom for the length you want. Plus, hem sleeves from the shoulder to preserve buttonholes or embroidery decorations. Get comfortable identifying fit issues and tailoring jackets to look and feel custom-made.

$44.99 $59.99

Sew With Your Serger: Quick & Easy Projects

Use luxurious fabric and your serger to easily create stylish projects alongside fashion designer Angela Wolf. Learn to handle sumptuous silks as you use your serger to sew gorgeous infinity, bias and pieced scarves. Add interest to taffeta, silk dupioni and linen with serger pintucks and gathers. Then, use your embellished fabric to make elegant, decorative pillows with quick and clean closures. Sew up beautiful bags from silk charmeuse as you learn to apply contrasting linings, install exposed metal zippers and add contrast with custom piping — all in a few streamlined steps on one machine. Create a super-cute faux suede clutch featuring a boxed bottom and a lining with enclosed seams. Transform embellished fabric into a fold-over clutch with a designer touch. Plus, dress up your bags with jump rings, charms, chains and more. Create quick serger projects and tap into the versatility of your machine!

 

$29.99 $39.99

Meet Angela

Angela's Projects

Taking In a Too-Large Jacket
Silk Pillow
Add Shaping to a Boxy Jacket
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