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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets


Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials including pattern (mailed separately)
  • 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

Let Janet Pray teach you how to sew like a pro with garment industry techniques that have been adapted for home sewing equipment. Discover these insider methods as you construct a chic, sporty jacket from the included "Jacket Express" pattern designed by Janet. Use an expedited construction order to build the jacket and develop professional pressing and finishing skills. Accomplish beautiful cuffs and collars without hand stitching, achieve accurate and even topstitching and learn when and where to use proper interfacing. Skip the basting and use few to no pins. No kidding. In the words of Janet, "If you like sewing now, you're going to love sewing when you're done with this class."

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Janet Pray & Get Started
Janet introduces herself and the jacket you'll make using the pattern included with your class. Learn about your fabric options, choosing topstitching thread and interfacing, and the best tools to use.
2. Preparing to Sew
3. Beginning Construction
4. Topstitching
5. Pockets & Shoulder Seams
6. Completing Yoke & Sleeves
7. Cuffs, Collar & Facing
8. Finishing the Jacket

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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