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.