Fashion Sewing & Serging Techniques DVD


Item: W0136R


Professional-quality construction means focusing on details. Learn how to elevate your fashion sewing skills alongside pattern designer and Threads instructor Pamela Leggett. Join her to discover tips and tricks for going beyond pattern instructions to sew wonderful seam finishes, hems, facings, darts and more.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Sewing & Serging Perfect Seams (17:37)
Meet Pamela Leggett, pattern designer and expert sewing instructor. Pamela starts with a step-by-step breakdown of perfectly serged seams on knits, wovens and even delicate fabrics. Then, learn to stitch a French seam speedily by using both a serger and sewing machine.

Elegant Hem Finishes (22:39)
Ready for Pamela’s technique for truly blind hems? It takes away all the frustration! Tackle this special method, then move on to creating a ripple-free narrow hem on a curved or bias edge. The lesson ends with a speedy technique for smooth fused hems on knits.

Stabilizing With Stay Tapes & Interfacing (15:14)
Quality stay tapes and interfacings are essential to professional sewing results! Follow along in this lesson as Pamela shares tips and techniques for stabilizing shoulders, necklines, zipper areas and more. Plus, tackle an expert approach that keeps interfacing perfectly lined up with pattern pieces.

Shaping With Darts & Elastics (24:45)
Darts and elastic waistbands add shape, but they can also be tricky to sew. Luckily, Pamela’s here to share her secrets for pucker-free darts in wovens and smooth darts in knits. You’ll also learn to skip the casing and stitch knitted elastic straight to your garment fabric for beautiful waistbands.

Sharp Collars & Flat Facings (17:17)
It’s the little details that are the true hallmarks of quality. That’s why collars with matching, sharp points are a must! Pamela lays out her favorite understitching method for a stellar wrapped collar, before teaching a similar technique for facings that lie flat.

Better Set-In Sleeves (23:23)
Hate setting in sleeves? You’ll love it once you learn Pamela’s techniques for measuring and adjusting ease in your sleeve cap! Once you tackle these must-have skills, Pamela shows steps for setting in a perfectly-eased sleeve.

Designer Techniques (22:47)
Expand your skillset with techniques for gorgeous details. Pamela guides you through creating rolled hems for delicate fabrics, a classic Hong Kong seam finish for unlined jackets and foolproof tips for matching plaids and stripes.

Your Instructor

Pamela Leggett

Pamela Leggett has been teaching for more than 30 years! Specializing in pattern fitting, fine garment sewing, knits and serging, she’s developed a fun and informative style that shines in her patterns and instructional DVDs. In addition to being an instructor here on Craftsy, Pamela is also a Threads Magazine personality, director of the Palmer/Pletsch East Sewing Workshops and a national sewing/serging educator.


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Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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