Online Class

Sewing on the Edge: Finishing Techniques


Expand your repertoire of fashionable and functional techniques for binding, banding and hemming. Couture sewing expert Lynda Maynard will show you how!

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What You Get

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

Gain confidence and skills in finishing necklines, armholes, hems and more! Lynda Maynard will give you an array of professional finishing options for all your garment-sewing projects, from T-shirts to formal gowns. You'll learn to work with silky and sheer fabrics and be able to reinforce, bind or hem lightweight fabrics without adding bulk or using facings. Whether you're sewing with knits or wovens, Lynda will show you how to finish garments with a polished and professional look.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet your instructor, Lynda Maynard, and get started with making bias bindings, both single- and double-fold. Lynda shows how to get excellent results on a variety of fabrics without using gadgets.
2. Double Fold Bindings
3. Single Fold Bindings
4. Banded V-Necks
5. Banded Curved Edges
6. Welt Edging & Flange Closure
7. Hem Finishes
8. Decorative Finishes

Taught by

Lynda Maynard
Lynda Maynard
Lynda Maynard is an expert instructor in couture sewing, fitting and pattern drafting, as well as the author of Demystifying Fit and The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques. For 25 years, Lynda has been a successful business owner focused on design and fabrication of high-end apparel. Over the past 20 years, Lynda has brought her passion for fashion to countless classrooms, sharing her craft at a number of colleges, leading workshops for fabric stores and teaching on Craftsy!
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