Jessica Giardino

The Wonderful World of Nylon

Jessica Giardino
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Jump right into the action with a brief introduction from Jessica Giardino, including an explanation of how nylon is made, along with a short history of nylon.
Take a gander at the many forms of nylon available on the market. Fabrics such as tricot nylon knits, swimwear and nylon organza will be displayed. Jessica will share an ideal usage for each fabric. You will also get an in-depth look at ripstop and other outerwear nylon fabrics.
Discover how easy caring for nylon can be! We will discuss optimal washing techniques as well as drying suggestions. Pressing nylon can be tricky; learn how to press your nylon without fear.
Check out a variety of tools necessary for sewing nylon, and learn how to use a hot knife.
Making strong nylon seams simply requires knowledge of preferred seam finishes. Learn to sew three different seam finishes. Each one will work well with ripstop and many other forms of nylon. Once you know how to complete each of these finishes, your seams are sure to last for years to come.
Create an adventure-ready travel purse with Jessica's guidance. Be sure to print out the provided cutting guide and prep your fabric pieces beforehand. Stitch along with her to install three zippered pockets and a cross-body strap. It’s a perfect project to test out your skills, and could also be a great gift!
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7 Lessons
1  hrs 34  mins

Add nylon to your sewing repertoire and expand your skills by leaps and bounds! In this class, you’ll learn to tackle the fraying edges and slippery surface of nylon fabrics with grace.

Jessica Giardino shows off several different types of nylon fabric available and each one’s ideal usage. A brief description on the history of nylon will add to your knowledge base. Also, the instructor will describe the process of making nylon for curious fiber enthusiasts. Discover the ease of using a hot knife as well as the necessary safety precautions.

The class will wrap up with full instructions on how to make your own cute and flirty travel purse. This project will give you the opportunity to practice your nylon sewing skills while creating your first nylon project.

Jessica Giardino

Hailing from a long line of artists, crafters and make-do-and-menders, Jessica grew up enjoying several different creative outlets. As an adult this has translated into her finding any excuse to create daily. She has worked on Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Sew It All magazines and Sew It All TV. When not stitching, Jessica can be found walking her tiny dog, seeking out delicious tacos, and playing all sorts of games in Portland, Oregon.

Jessica Giardino

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