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Custom Sweatshirt Jackets: Sewing & Embroidery Techniques

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Transform an everyday sweatshirt into a stylish jacket! Get the techniques you need for superb sewing and embroidery.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including embroidery designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Cindy Losekamp
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Are you ready for a fabulous combination of easy-wear comfort and stunning style? Then you’re ready for sweatshirt makeovers made easy! Join sewing and embroidery expert Cindy Losekamp and make the transformation from a simple sweatshirt to season-spanning, designer jacket success. During class, you’ll create two versatile styles of jackets that you won’t believe were once sweaters: one with a curved, bound edge and machine-embroidered accents, and another with lovely, all-over appliqué. Along the way, Cindy will equip you with both the sewing and embroidery skills you need for a custom fit, sculpted embroidered edges, savvy stabilizing and precise appliqué. Plus, with her sure-fire technique for easily ripping out embroidery, mistakes will become no matter at all!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Modifying the Sweatshirt
Meet embroiderer and sewing expert Cindy Losekamp and learn more about the two kinds of sweatshirt jackets you'll make in your class. Then dive into preparing a sweatshirt for your project by removing the ribbing, finding the center front and reinforcing the fabric before cutting.
2. Altering the Neckline, Sleeves & Hem
3. Binding & Closures
4. Embroidering the Scroll Jacket
5. Embroidering the Appliqué Jacket
6. Finishing the Appliqué Jacket
7. Fixing Mistakes

Recommended with this class

  • Sweatshirt to embroider
  • Embroidery machine
  • 3/8" (1 cm) wide clear elastic for the neckline

Taught by

Cindy Losekamp
Cindy Losekamp
Cindy Losekamp is an enthusiastic instructor who has dedicated more than thirty years to helping students unlock their creative potential. Traveling all over the country, and even internationally, she leads workshops and imparts sewing and embroidery skills for success. Since 1998, Cindy has owned and operated the in-store hub, Sew Artfully Yours. You can find her creative touch in countless patterns, design disks and books.

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