Linda Lee

Sewing Notions Workshop: Solutions for Savvy Sewing

Linda Lee
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Meet expert sewing instructor Linda Lee and learn how to utilize marking tools such as single and double tracing wheels, tracing paper, chalk markers and marking pens to help achieve precise, professional results. Linda also demonstrates how to use the versatile tailor's tack to mark fabrics.
You have many options for joining fabrics together, and Linda walks you through them -- from the best pins and clips to fusible stay tapes and fusible web for different fabrics and applications. You'll even see how Linda starts a fine rolled hem using an ordinary glue stick.
Linda demonstrates a number of tools that can help you achieve that perfect seam. The stiletto, the seam jumper and the magnetic seam guide can make sewing gathers, heavy fabrics and curves a breeze. Even a simple piece of thin paper can help stabilize your fabric resulting in a beautiful seam.
Creating straps and tubes can be one of the most frustrating parts of sewing, but no more! Linda show you a selection of devices designed to simplify the task, including one of her favorite tools: the ballpoint bodkin. You'll also learn how to use a point turner to make perfect points and corners.
Pressing is the key to sewing success, and it starts with the correct iron. Linda talks about key features to look for, why you might want a custom pressing board, press cloths to protect fashion fabrics and tools to protect your fingers. She also explores spray pressing aids that keep fabrics fresh and wrinkle-free.
Linda demonstrates the pressing aids that can refine your results for every garment you sew, even those with difficult areas or challenging fabrics, as she demystifies the seam roll, the clapper, the tailor's ham and the tailor's board.
Linda knows a thing or two about sewing mistakes -- and the tools to fix them, from the classic bird and clamp to seam ripper and tweezers. She offers tips to keep your sewing machine running like new, and reveals the essential notions she takes for sewing on the road.
 
 
7 Lessons
1  hrs 56  mins

Explore the essential sewing notions that make projects easier! Join popular sewing expert Linda Lee and learn how to maximize your efficiency and enhance your results when using these vital sewing tools. During class, Linda will begin with a focus on tools for marking before showing you effective methods for joining fabric smoothly. Then, you’ll discover the supplies that make it easy to achieve perfect seams and move on to conquer pressing for truly polished projects. You’ll even learn how to keep fabric fresh and wrinkle-free by using spray pressing aids. You’ll end class with great insights into the best tools and techniques for troubleshooting mistakes.

Linda Lee

Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it's no surprise that she has spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written numerous sewing books and contributed articles to magazines including Threads, Sew News and Stitch. She has also been the sewing expert for segments on the HGTV programs "Today at Home" and "Our Home."

Linda Lee

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