Online Class

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques

$59.99

Breeze through your best sewing with more efficiency and less effort than ever. Prepare, cut, sew and finish professional-quality garments with advanced industry techniques.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Janet Pray
  • 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

Consistently produce impeccable results as sewing expert Janet Pray teaches you the techniques used in high-end ready-to-wear. Cut tricky fabrics with confidence and stack-cut accurately. Mark darts and pockets with no tailor tacks or tracing wheels. Choose the best seam allowance for any sewing situation. Learn sewing ergonomics to work longer with less fatigue. Sew perfect straight and curved seams with no pins. Understand when, where and how to apply interfacings without wrinkles. Insert flawless slot and lap zippers on your first try. Sew beautiful, bulk-free waistbands and facings. Finish crisp seams and pristine hems quickly. Make your best sewing more polished, faster and more fun.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Cutting
40:15
Meet your instructor, Janet Pray, owner of Islander Sewing Systems. Begin learning the secrets of industrial sewing right away as Janet discusses how to efficiently cut material for projects, even in multiple layers, and preserve your patterns to use again and again. You also see how to effectively mark your fabric and bundle project materials together.
2. Getting Started Sewing
26:59
3. Fusible Interfacings
16:55
4. About Zippers
20:59
5. About Waistbands
29:09
6. About Buttonholes
41:05
7. Seam Finishes & Hems
23:23

Taught by

Janet Pray
Janet Pray
Janet Pray is the owner of Islander Sewing Systems, which offers patterns and instruction for industrial sewing techniques. She's also the founder and president of The American Sewing Expo, the largest independent sewing expo in the United States. Janet served as the executive director of the National Sewing Council for three years, and she is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.
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