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Master Your Sewing Skills 11-Class Set

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Description

Master the sewing basics and gain confidence in more advanced sewing techniques in the Sewing Master Workshop Collection.

Whether you’re an accomplished sewer or new to the activity, join a variety of expert instructors on a detailed guide through 11 comprehensive classes that will inspire a new outlook on your craft with every skill gained.

Covering topics including sewing essentials, mastering seam finishes, designing your own handbag, and getting familiar with your serger, you’re guaranteed to walk away with multi-purpose skills and fashionable mementos from your time in class.

Maximize your convenience and long-term flexibility and own all the classes. Each of the 11 classes includes bonus printable PDF resources as an added supplement to the video instruction.

For a more detailed summary of each class included in this set, see the “Classes Included” tab below.

NOTE: After purchase, all individual classes within this set will be made available in your Craftsy account. You will be able to enjoy your purchased classes within your library anytime without losing access.

Classes Included

Sewing Essentials (2h 18m)
Learn the wonderful skill of sewing alongside Ashley Hough. Begin with all the essential knowledge for using your sewing machine, then transition into discussing different types of fabrics. Learn to correctly cut out pattern pieces with both scissors and a rotary cutting system. Next on the agenda, go over basic sewing terminology that can be found on many sewing patterns and instructions. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to try out your new skills by constructing a simple sewing tool pouch.

Advance Your Sewing Skills (1h 29m)
Take your sewing skills to the next level and expand on basic techniques. Start off by learning different types of stitches and stitch lengths commonly used in sewing. Discover darts and pleats that will add shaping or texture to your projects for the desire result. Confidently tackle curves and corners before learning different seam finishes— one finish that can be done during contraction, and others for after. Lastly, review no-sew and blind hems for a class full of tips and techniques that will advance your projects.

Mastering Seam Finishes (2h 21m)
Level up your sewing skills and add professional seam finishes to your projects. Discover three key reasons for adding a finish and when or when not to finish a seam. Join Instructor ZJ Humback and run through a tutorial on achieving a perfect seam, then learn a few different choices for finishing seams on your machine, from straight sticking to edge stitching. Master three different case seams— self-bound seam, mock French seam, and French seam. Lastly, and with many new techniques in your pocket, practice your skills on a simple tote bag.

Closures: Zippers, Buttonholes & Loops (1h 58m)
Grow your garment sewing repertoire and master closures! Team up with Nicki LaFoille as she demonstrates different zipper insertion techniques— from the lapped zipper to the exposed zipper. Next, create a buttonhole by using the zigzag stitch on your machine and a buttonhole foot. Learn the steps for professional looking buttonholes for a vintage and couture look to your garments, and insert a bound buttonhole that guarantees retro elegance. Lastly, create your own fabric loops and attach them to a garment.

Pattern Alterations: Fixing Fit Issues (1h 23m)
Join Ashley Hough and master pattern alternations you can use on various styles of clothing. Begin class and learn about basic alterations for shirt fronts, backs, sleeves, skirt and pants, and all the tools required to complete them. Fix gaping necklines and general fit issues by altering necklines and the upper back using marking pens and rulers. Use the slash and spread alteration method to fix up shirt sleeves that are too narrow or wide, and conquer the trickier fixes, including skirt and pant alternations.

Sewing a Perfected Fitted Skirt (1h 44m)
Join instructor Aurora Sisneros and learn to sew skirts that will perfectly fit your body. To achieve the skirt of your choice, set yourself up for success by learning to properly measure your body. Next, build a pattern that can be reused and encompasses the waist, hips, desired length, and, of course, takes into account that women have curves! From A-line to overlapped waistband, these pick any combination you want and achieve an ideal fit.

Window Treatments Simplified (2h 02m)
Let instructor ZJ Humbach introduce you to the creative world of DIY window treatments. First, spin though the various types of treatments— valances, draperies, Roman shades, and more. ZJ will explain different curtain rod options as well as the advances of different window treatments lengths. Learn to accurately measure your windows, a vital part of achieving success. Lastly, carefully consider which fabrics to look for and how decorator fabrics differ from other fabrics.

Sew Your Own Designer Handbag (2h 08m)
Getting the look of a designer bag doesn’t have to be pricey if you can make you own— join Ashley Hough and learn to construct a handbag! Begin by practicing with a light weight cotton material before later choosing from fabrics such as suede, vinyl, and even spandex blend fabrics. Learn how to sew the purse and how to add finishing touches like top stitching. Get creative as you pick from different front design options and customize your bag with changing small elements like zipper pulls.

Making Friends with Your Serger (2h 57m)
Welcome to serger boot camp, where you’ll get comfortable with your serger quick and easy! Instructor Zj Humbach will break it down to basics and allow you to manage serger capabilities with ease. Begin by learning why a serger is a good addition to a sewing machine, then take an in-depth look at maintenance and troubleshooting that will give you the confidence to manage your own serger when problems arise. Next, try out the 4-thread overlock stitch, the 3-thread narrow edge, and more, then finish off class with a designer placemat and napkin.

Making Friends with your Serger: Beyond the Basics (1h 39m)
Once you’ve mastered the basics of using your serger, broaden your horizons with ZJ Humbach as they break down how to use accessories. Begin by learning the joys of blind hemming and the ins and outs of adding dimension to your sewing. A gathering foot is a faster and easier way to gather and will ensure a more professional finish. After you’ve learned the course material, you’ll make an adorable toddler’s layered skirt that features blind hemming, gathering with lace, and joining multiple layers of gathers.

Cushion Rejuvenation (1h 15m)
Add more personality into your home and rejuvenate old couch cushions or give your patio furniture extra summer festivity! Follow Auruora Sisneros on her multi-purpose guide to adding unique touches to your furniture and brightening up your decor. Choose your fabric, measure your cushion with a perfect right angle, and assemble and shape the cushion with expert insight and helpful detail. Finally, learn to create a zipper to enable flexibility to switch up your design whenever you please.

Your Instructors

Ashley Hough
Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. “I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want.” Ashley’s designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle.

ZJ Humbach
ZJ Humbach is a professional longarm quilter and pattern designer who owns and operates Dream Stitcher Quilt Studio in Nederland, Colorado. Her work appears in McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines. A former Quilters Newsletter editor, she wrote a longarm quilting column, “Finish Line,” for each issue. Now ZJ is a freelance writer for Quilters Newsletter and the Studio Arts Quilt Associates (SAQA) Journal. She also quilts regularly for Connecting Threads. ZJ has enjoyed machine sewing since age 12. She has a strong educational background in clothing construction, tailoring, and interior design plus a Master of Arts Teaching degree with an emphasis on curriculum development and adult education.

Nicki LaFoille
Nicki LaFoille is a mom of one human and two dogs who travels with her small family around the country, finding creative inspiration for her sewing and writing. Her novel, “Nautical Miles,” is available in paperback and for the Kindle.

Aurora Sisneros
Aurora Sisneros is the owner of Fabric Bliss, a yarn and fabric shop in Denver. She left her fast-paced job as an IT professional with a mission to share the cathartic crafts she loves. For Aurora, knitting has been an absolute blessing, and she’s passionate about bringing that experience to her students. She teaches knitting at her shop, as well as crochet, sewing, quilting and tatting. Aurora is driven to help students find joy in what they’re doing, and she’s delighted to teach and provide “tech support” on Craftsy!

Bonus Materials

Each class in this set comes with a helpful downloadable PDF that will add to the fun and success of each class. In total, you will gain access to 18 PDFs more than 85 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.


Sewing Essentials – Resources and Pattern

Bonus materials available after purchase


Advance Your Sewing Skills - Resources


Meet Your Instructor

Bonus materials available after purchase


Mastering Seam Finishes – Seam Checklist


Mastering Seam Finishes – Tote Bag Pattern


Mastering Seam Finishes – Book Recommendations


Meet Your Instructor

Bonus materials available after purchase


Closures: Zippers, Buttonholes & Loops – Bound Buttonhole Instructions


Closures: Zippers, Buttonholes & Loops – Exposed Zipper Instructions


Meet Your Instructor

Bonus materials available after purchase


Class Resource: Pattern Alterations

Download this PDF for step-by-step photos and instructions for each pattern alteration.


Meet the Expert Video

Download this video as Ashley shares the importance of getting the right fit and how easy making alterations can be.

Bonus materials available after purchase


Sewing a Perfected Fitted Skirt - Resources

Bonus materials available after purchase


Window Treatments Simplified - Resources

Bonus materials available after purchase


Sew Your Own Designer Handbag – Resources

Bonus materials available after purchase


Class Project PDF

Take everything you learned in class and make a beautiful placement and napkin set with this step-by-step guide.


Shopping Guide PDF

See the list of tools and supplies needed to complete this project.


Meet Your Expert Video

Download this short video to meet your instructor ZJ Humbach and learn more about her passion for sewing.

Bonus materials available after purchase


Class Project: Toddler’s Skirt Measurements

Use this guide to get the perfect measurements for making your skirt.


Class Resource: Gathering Ratios

Save yourself time and frustration by using this Gathering Ratios guide when making ruffles.


Meet Your Expert Video

ZJ shares the inspiration behind creating this class.

Bonus materials available after purchase


Class Project PDF

Download this PDF for a detailed, step-by-step guide to make your own cushion covers.


Suggested Tools & Supplies PDF

See the list of tools & supplies needed to create your cushion covers.


Math Worksheet PDF

Use this formula to calculate how much fabric you need for your project.


Meet Your Expert Video

Download this video to hear Aurora share her story on how her cushion rejuvenation project came about.

Bonus materials available after purchase

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