Online Class

Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques


Step up your sewing savvy with professional techniques and expert guidance. Tame challenging fabrics and tricky sewing to create your most sophisticated garments yet.

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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 Katrina Walker
  • 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

Learn advanced construction and finishing techniques with sewing expert Katrina Walker. Use easy tests to understand how fabrics will perform and respond to pressing. Sew perfect curved and fisheye darts. Breeze through garments with lots of gathers without pulling threads. Simplify sewing intricate curves and corners. Cut and sew to match up complex fabric patterns precisely. Install professional facings, lapped zippers and truly invisible zippers. Tame specialty fabrics and sheers with seaming skills. Plus, hem slippery fabrics, sheers and even open lace knits. Upgrade your garments with advanced techniques for sewing complex projects, finicky fabrics and professional finishes with finesse.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Designed to Succeed
Meet your instructor, Katrina Walker, learn more about building your sewing reference notebook and review fabric factors that can affect your work and design decisions.
2. Fabric Prep & Choices
3. Darts & Gathers
4. Tricky Patterns, Curves & Corners
5. On the Edge
6. Caution: Construction Area
7. Finishing Up

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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