Online Class

Decorative Seams

Techniques and Finishes
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Designer Katrina Walker shows you a wealth of classic couture-inspired seaming techniques to elevate simple garments to standout attire.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including Vogue 1329 (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Katrina Walker
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Work through each seaming technique with Katrina as you build a reference notebook of techniques you can apply to any garment. Katrina will show you the creative possibilities of vintage seaming techniques and design details with stunning inspiration samples. Learn a variety of tailored effects including topstitching, padded and welt seams, piping and double piping, strap seams, lace insertions and more. Design bold garment elements using faux tucks, prairie points and Seminole piecework. Katrina puts it all together in three renditions of the included Vogue Pattern 1329 to show you how decorative seams can transform simple garments.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Katrina Walker
Meet Katrina Walker and learn to chose appropriate patterns for decorative seams.
2. Topstitched Seams
3. Embellished Seams
4. Decorative Inset Seams
5. Decorative Panels
6. Seams in Action

Taught by

Katrina Walker
Katrina Walker
Katrina Walker is an educator and designer specializing in textiles, construction and surface design techniques. She also writes and creates designs for publications such as Threads and Stitch.

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