Online Class

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction

$24.98$49.99

Swiftly sew jackets they'll swear are ready-to-wear. Use the industry's best speed tailoring techniques for flawless seams, zippers, linings and more — fast!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 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 downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Create a trendy motorcycle-style jacket using the most efficient, effective outerwear tailoring techniques. Alongside industry insider Janet Pray, you'll start by choosing the perfect fashion fabrics and supporting materials. Then, interface and mark your included MotorCity Express Jacket pattern pieces for swift, successful construction. Customize your jacket's zippers, pockets and cuffs, and sew them beautifully without pins. Simplify the steps for easing your lining into your other pattern pieces. Apply facings to your sleeves and zippered pockets flawlessly. Breeze through ready-to-wear zipper installations. Add pockets and set-in sleeves stress-free, before learning how to line a jacket entirely by machine! Construct ready-to-wear jackets faster than you thought possible.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Overview & Preparing the Jacket
32:20
Meet sewing industry veteran Janet Pray and learn more about the MotorCity Express jacket she designed just for you! Janet discusses the fashion fabrics, linings, interlinings and interfacing you might use, from a sophisticated felted wool lined with Bemberg rayon to a fun and funky silk tweed with charmeuse lining. Then, get started with interfacing and marking your pattern pieces.
2. Professional Preparations
30:18
3. Beginning Jacket Construction
34:05
4. Facings & Pockets
16:46
5. Inserting Zippers
20:15
6. Completing the Jacket Shell
29:06
7. Bagging the Lining & Final Touches
32:38

Recommended with this class

  • Metal jacket zippers

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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