Online Class

Sewing Lingerie: Essential Techniques

$49.99
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Sew custom lingerie that adds luxury to any day or night! Discover straightforward techniques for making sumptuous sleepwear and undergarments.

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 Alison Smith
  • 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.

Class Overview

Learn how to sew lingerie alongside Alison Smith, the U.K.'s premier sewing instructor. Start class with a lesson on what patterns, fabrics and notions are best suited for lingerie. Next, discover how to stabilize, cut out and seam a variety of lightweight, slippery fabrics. Enhance the beauty of your work as Alison covers a variety of techniques for incorporating lovely lace into your lingerie. Then, find out how to apply elastic waistbands to your lingerie — without stretching out bias-cut fabrics. After Alison makes lingerie waistbands a cinch, you'll learn to create lacy shoulder straps, adjustable bra straps and silky rouleau straps. You'll also see how to hem lingerie fabrics with confidence and complete your projects with gorgeous finishing touches. Plus, your class includes Vogue Pattern V8888, which you can use with the techniques from class to sew slips, camisoles, tap pants and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Lingerie
19:07
Meet Alison Smith, the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry, and learn about the patterns, fabrics and notions suitable for lingerie. Alison shares tips for stabilizing and cutting out your fabric.
2. Seams
19:38
3. Working With Lace
27:32
4. Advanced Lace Techniques
23:03
5. Elastics
21:54
6. Straps
24:29
7. Hems
18:30

Recommended with this class

  • Silk pins
  • Lingerie elastic

Taught by

Alison  Smith
Alison Smith
Alison Smith is the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. She is the first person to receive the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to sewing and corsetry! Alison runs the School of Sewing and is the author of the best-seller The Sewing Book, with more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, as well as Dressmaking Step by Step. Alison participates in many sewing shows and writes regularly for sewing magazines.

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