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Finishing Techniques for Savvy Sewers

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Fabulous finishes don't have to take up all your time! Learn efficient ways to sew stunning topstitching, piping, binding, lining and more.

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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 Sue Hausmann
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Discover stress-free, speedy sewing methods and achieve stunning end results in every project. Award-winning author and television host Sue Hausmann shows you how to enhance your finishing techniques, understand your tools and make the most of your sewing time. Learn how to support your projects with straight and decorative topstitching, then effortlessly incorporate hems or stylish no-sew alternatives. Achieve a tailored look in lined and unlined projects with set-in piping and the French bias piping method. Next, Sue will help you create beautiful edges with custom or store-bought binding. You'll also learn how to sew an edge-to-edge lining and underlining for individual garment pieces. Take your skills further with time-saving tips to make better buttonholes with your machine — even use your basic presser feet to add a variety of fasteners!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Topstitching With Ease & Style
Gain the confidence to add finishing details quickly with professional results. Sue walks you through topstitching, both straight and decorative, to add function and beauty to your garments. Confidently tackle twin needle stitching with expert tips on stabilizing and choosing the right thread.
2. Quick Professional Hems
3. Finishing Details: Piping
4. Bindings & More
5. Time-Saving Linings
6. Fast, Beautiful Buttonholes
7. Fasteners the Fast Way

Taught by

Sue Hausmann
Sue Hausmann
Sue Hausmann is passionate about teaching sewing, which she's done professionally for more than 40 years. Sue is the author of 33 books and is the executive producer of public television series such as America Sews With Sue Hausmann and America Quilts Creatively. Sue's lifetime of contributions to the world of sewing has led to her being honored with the American Sewing Guild's Sewing Hall of Fame Award and a Master CSE Award from the Sewing Education Alliance.

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