Online Class

Sewing Studio

Fashion Fitting, Home Decor & More

Get to know your machine and the basics of pinning, stitching, pressing and finishing as you make a pillow and a pencil skirt.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 16 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including skirt pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Diana Rupp
  • 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

Become sewing savvy with fit and finishing techniques from Diana Rupp of Make Workshop. In Sewing Studio, she'll take you step-by-step through two classic patterns — an Envelope Pillow and Naughty Secretary Skirt — applying methods you'll use again and again. Create the projects using patterns from her book "Sew Everything Workshop" (not included with this class), or substitute with patterns of your choice. Begin learning the basics with tutorials on zipper insertion, lining a skirt, adding darts, finishing with French seams and much more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Materials
The course begins with a brief introduction to the Sewing Studio and Diana Rupp, author of Sew Everything Workshop.
2. French Seamed Envelope Pillow, Part I
3. French Seamed Envelope Pillow, Part II
4. Sewing From A Commercial Pattern
5. The Mockup: Pinning Your Toile
6. The Mockup: Cutting & Marking
7. The Mockup: Sewing, Darts, Seams & Zippers
8. The Mockup: Tailoring & Fit
9. Cutting Your Garment
10. Stay Stitching
11. Bias Tape Waistband
12. The Lining: Sewing & Inserting
13. Hem
14. Slip Stitch & Finishing
15. For Reference: Know Your Machine
16. For Reference: Threading the Machine, Bobbins & More

Taught by

Diana Rupp
Diana Rupp
Dubbed the "youthful doyenne of sewing" by the New York Times and a "craft world luminary" by Huffington Post, Diana Rupp is an accomplished educator, author and entrepreneur. In 2002, Diana opened her fashion-forward sewing studio Make Workshop on the Lower East Side of New York, offering a wide array of classes, workshops and sewing materials. She is the author of two books, Sew Everything Workshop and Embroider Everything Workshop, and has her own line of patterns from McCall's.
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