Online Class

The Essential Guide to Sewing With Wool


Make sewing wool simple! Learn the best methods for shrinking, marking, structuring and finishing this incredibly versatile fabric.

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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,Terry McClintock
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Learn the wool-sewing techniques you need to create classic garments with guidance from renowned instructor Terry McClintock. Get set up for success with tips for selecting and preshrinking the perfect wool, preparing your fabric and marking it safely and accurately using tailor's tacks. Next, give your garments gorgeous structure and drape using interfacing and underlining. Take your skills for sewing wool even further as Terry teaches you to line a garment to the edge, install a free-hanging lining and create bulk-free hem finishes. Then, find out how to breeze through beautiful seam finishes using the Hong Kong finish or the French seam. Terry will even teach you to sew Petersham-ribbon waistbands, corded buttonholes and slashed darts that bring a professional look to your finished wool garments.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Choosing & Preparing Wool
Welcome to the wonderful world of natural, breathable, beautiful wool! With Terry McClintock as your guide, you'll get a tour of some popular fabrications and learn how to choose the right wool for your project, as well as several ways to properly preshrink your fabric.
2. Cutting & Marking Wool
3. Interfacings & Underlinings
4. Pressing Techniques & Tools
5. Linings & Hem Finishes
6. Seam Finishes
7. Construction Solutions

Taught by

Terry McClintock
Terry McClintock
Terry McClintock's love of sewing came from her aunt, who very patiently taught her to trim her threads and press every seam. As Terry grew, so did her love of fabric and thread, and she went on to earn her BA in textiles and clothing from San Jose State University in California. After graduation, Terry worked in retail and product training before beginning to teach at a local fabric store. Terry quickly realized she had a passion for sharing her knowledge with both new and experienced sewers, and she's been teaching ever since.

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