Katrina Walker
Craftsy Instructor

Spokane, Washington

I've always been intrigued by textiles and sewing! I was fortunate to have a Mom who sewed and am part of a long family tradition of seamstresses. I grew up in a rural area with long winters, and sewing was always a wonderful escape from cabin fever. As I furthered my sewing education after college I studied textile science as part of a masters program. I was hooked! Developing a stronger understanding of textiles - from the fiber ... Read Full Bio »

Katrina's Craftsy Classes


Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques

Learn advanced construction and finishing techniques with sewing expert Katrina Walker. Use easy tests to understand how fabrics will perform and respond to pressing. Sew perfect curved and fisheye darts. Breeze through garments with lots of gathers without pulling threads. Simplify sewing intricate curves and corners. Cut and sew to match up complex fabric patterns precisely. Install professional facings, lapped zippers and truly invisible zippers. Tame specialty fabrics and sheers with seaming skills. Plus, hem slippery fabrics, sheers and even open lace knits. Upgrade your garments with advanced techniques for sewing complex projects, finicky fabrics and professional finishes with finesse.

$19.99 $59.99


Decorative Seams

Work through each seaming technique with Katrina as you build a reference notebook of techniques you can apply to any garment. Katrina will show you the creative possibilities of vintage seaming techniques and design details with stunning inspiration samples. Learn a variety of tailored effects including topstitching, padded and welt seams, piping and double piping, strap seams, lace insertions and more. Design bold garment elements using faux tucks, prairie points and Seminole piecework. Katrina puts it all together in three renditions of the included Vogue Pattern 1329 to show you how decorative seams can transform simple garments.

$19.99 $49.99

Katrina's Projects

Chiffon Capelet
Easy Ruffle Technique
Silk Doupioni Suit with Seminole piecing
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