Online Class

Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques


Fasten your garments and accessories with fashionable and functional flair! Personalize any pattern with one-of-a-kind closures that set your projects apart.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including design and tab-closure templates
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Marsha McClintock
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Boost your skills for sewing closures in an inspired array of styles. With pattern designer Marsha McClintock as your guide, you'll make your garments stand out with clever cut-on closures or capture a chic, understated look with in-seam buttonholes. Add a new focal point to your garments with corded closures and sew reversible button bands for twice the fun. Then, create triangle or origami buttonholes that are an eye-catching style statement. Plus, achieve a fun, trendy look with easy fold-over elastic closures, and bring your garments and accessories together beautifully with tab closures. From classic to contemporary, simple to artful, infuse unique design interest into garments and accessories with creative, customized closures.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Cut-On Closures
Meet your instructor, Marsha McClintock, and dive right into designing cut-on closures. Marsha will show you how to design with the paper templates included in your class materials. You'll then see how to transfer your designs to a paper pattern and to fabric.
2. In-Seam Buttonholes
3. Corded Closures
4. Reversible Button Bands
5. Origami Buttonholes
6. Triangle Buttonholes
7. Fold-Over Elastic
8. Tab Closures

Taught by

Marsha McClintock
Marsha McClintock
Marsha is a dressmaker and teacher as well as the owner of SAF-T-POCKETS Patterns, where she designs patterns with hidden pockets for carrying life's essentials. She wears these garments while leading her Sew Many Options Tours for sewing enthusiasts in places such as New York, Portland, Oregon, and Toronto. Marsha enjoys traveling the country, teaching at sewing shows and national American Sewing Guild conferences. Her goal as a teacher is to inspire and motivate students to try new things on the garments they make.
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