Class Set

Serging Specialty Fabrics 4-Class Set


Item: W0905E


Get expert guidance for all your sewing endeavors from Linda Lee, Melissa Fehr, and Beverly Johnson! From working with tulle, faux fur and more to creating customized workout wear, you’re sure to gain the confidence to meet your sewing goals and make the perfect project.

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 Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics (2h 23m)
Join designer Linda Lee, and discover techniques for sewing with knits to create garments with delicious drape and undeniable elegance! Learn the techniques you need to create your own knit wardrobe with your home sewing machine, including how to prepare your fabric, finish seams and edges, stabilize shoulders and necklines, troubleshoot puckering, curling, slipped stitches and more. If you have a serger, Linda offers invaluable advice for using it to create attractive finishes.

You Can Sew That: Taming Tricky Fabric (2h 22m)
Learn how to sew specialty fabric with expert Linda Lee as your guide. From velvet and tulle to faux fur, and even activewear and outdoor fabrics, master simple techniques to transform almost any material into garments that get noticed. The best part? After these video lessons, you’ll finally be able to achieve beautiful results with fabrics that seemed daunting before.

Serging Activewear (1h 31m)
Serge your own activewear that’s customized for you and your sport! Whether you’re a runner, cyclist, yogi or Crossfitter, activewear sewing expert Melissa Fehr shows you how to work with stretch and performance fabrics to quickly create garments that are perfect for your workout. With Melissa’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll learn sports-specific techniques for serging leggings, tank tops and a hoodie-style pullover. No serger? No problem! She even has tips for sewing activewear without one.

Sewing Swimsuits: The Supportive One-Piece (2h 38m)
Learn how to sew a one-piece swimsuit that’s comfortable and flattering with sewing expert Beverly Johnson. You’ll begin by discovering how to choose your pattern and fabric before making custom length and width adjustments. Beverly will show you how to construct a supportive bust with pre-formed foam cups or a built-in bra. You’ll even learn how to adapt your own bra pattern for your swimsuit if you choose the built-in bra option. Next, you’ll pull your suit pieces and lining together and create flattering curves whether you sew a suit with princess seams or a tank-style (maillot) design. Beverly will also help you modify the leg curve to suit your shape and add elastic to leg openings, neckline and armholes. Then, find out how to insert a built-in bra and finish your one-piece. Finally, Beverly will show you how to use stylish color-blocking designs in your swimwear and troubleshoot common fit issues.

Your Instructors

Linda Lee

Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it’s no surprise that she has spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written numerous sewing books and contributed articles to magazines including Threads, Sew News and Stitch. She has also been the sewing expert for segments on the HGTV programs “Today at Home” and “Our Home.”

Melissa Fehr

Melissa Fehr is the founder of the pattern company FehrTrade, with more than 10 years’ experience sewing activewear. An avid runner, Melissa has completed seven marathons wearing self-sewn gear. She has served as a pattern writer for the TV series “The Great British Sewing Bee,” and has been featured in numerous publications, including Love Sewing, Seamwork, Sew Now and Threads magazine. Melissa’s first book, “Sew Your Own Activewear” includes 13 activewear patterns for men and women.

Beverly Johnson

After years of sewing her own dance costumes and swimwear, Beverly Johnson began teaching bra making in 1995. She has shared her immense knowledge of techniques for sewing bras, swimwear and intimate apparel ever since. Beverly is the owner of Bra-Makers Supply, which carries specialty patterns, fabric and findings. Her books include “Make and Fit Swimwear” and two volumes of “The Bra-Maker’s Manual,” which have become textbooks in some fashion schools.

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 4 PDFs containing  18 pages of content, which you can view online anytime or print out to reference.

Supplies & Resources

You Can Sew That: Taming Tricky Fabric - Resources and Suppliers

Serging Activewear - Class Materials

Sewing Swimsuits: The Supportive One-Piece - Supplies and Resources