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Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings

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Achieve luxuriously finished results as flattering as anything ready-to-wear has to offer! Learn to select, draft and sew the perfect linings and facings.

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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, Sara Alm
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

Upgrade your garment interiors for more refined results alongside renowned sewing instructor Sara Alm. Get comfortable choosing the best facing and lining for your fabric and garment. Then Sara will guide you step by step through adapting your patterns with the perfect facings, free-hanging linings and bagged linings. Along the way, you'll discover techniques for constructing facings and linings on a variety of garments with complete confidence. Learn how to line a dress, skirt, top or jacket flawlessly for garments of unmatched comfort and beauty!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Facings & Linings
Meet fashion designer and veteran sewing instructor Sara Alm and dive into this installment of the "Mastering Construction" series of classes. Learn where and why facings and linings are used, then learn Sara's tips for drafting, inserting and understitching.
2. All-in-One Facings
3. Introduction to Linings
4. Simple Bagged Linings
5. Bagged Linings With Sleeves
6. Lining Garments With Vents & Slits
7. Bagged Linings With Vents & Slits

Taught by

Sara Alm
Sara Alm
Sara Alm started sewing dresses at age 6, and she's never looked back. After graduating from the Apparel Arts patternmaking program in 2005, Sara work has worked as a patternmaker, designer and sewing instructor at Apparel Arts. She also shares her passion for garment-making by teaching sewing and fashion to at-risk teenage girls. Sara recently launched a line of women's activewear and is the author of "Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method" and co-author of "Famous Frocks."

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