Sandra Betzina

Sewing on the Bias

Sandra Betzina
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 267 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your instructor, Sandra Betzina, and learn what bias is, how to select your fabrics and what to take into consideration when choosing a lining.
Sandra walks you through identifying and adjusting for ease, including tips on how to measure correctly and mark your pattern, adjusting for the length and give that you desire.
Don't let solids, stripes or any other pattern intimidate you! Sandra shows you how to lay out your fabric, prepare your pattern, and cut the fabric with accuracy. Learn how to deal with problem areas, troubleshoot challenges and match patterns seamlessly!
Time to sew the skirt! Discover the best choices for needles, threads and presser feet before you test your fabric and move into the construction of your skirt. Sandra explains how to prevent puckering and stretching before demonstrating how to sew, press and finish the seams.
Learn how to select the best waistband for an unlined skirt. Prepare and attach the elastic, and learn how to select the proper width for the look that you desire.
Explore options for pairing waistbands with lined skirts. Sandra shares her professional tips on how to work with bias and lining fabric as you adjust and pin the waistlines, sew the lining and attach the elastic.
Ready to hem? Follow along with Sandra as she teaches you how to use a skirt hem marker to make adjustments before explaining baby-rolled, double-fold, bordered and other hemming options. Learn about hand stitching options and various techniques that will help you achieve the length and look that you want.
Now that you've learned the basics of working with bias, discover various options for skirts, blouses and more with Sandra's gorgeous designs. Additionally, you'll learn how to install invisible zippers, finish seams and work with bias strip binding for a chic finished garment.
8 Lessons
4  hrs 27  mins

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 a pattern, fitting techniques and making each garment flattering, polished and unique.

Important Pattern Information

The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 1333 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Sandra Betzina

As a child, Sandra learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine, and so her passion for the craft began! Highlights of Sandra's sewing career include writing a syndicated sewing column for 34 years and hosting her own sewing show on HGTV called Sew Perfect. She has also written 10 sewing books, including More Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit and Power Sewing Toolbox Volumes 1 & 2. Sandra has designed more than 200 patterns for Vogue and written numerous articles for Threads, Sew News and Vogue Patterns magazine.

Sandra Betzina

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