with Angela Wolf
Online Class

Sew Confident: Essential Techniques for Beginners

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Overview

Add to your bank of basic sewing skills so you can conquer more complex projects with confidence! Join designer and instructor Angela Wolf and build the bridge of essential techniques that will take you beyond beginner sewing. During class, you'll learn how to work with patterns, choose fabrics and achieve perfect seams with consistency. Once you're seaming with success, Angela will guide you step by step through some fabulous finishing techniques that will keep your projects from fraying, and show you how to use understitching, topstitching and staystitching for extra polish. You'll even find out how to shape your projects for a flattering fit, add beautiful buttons and confidently install invisible zippers!

Details

  • beginner
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h49m

Included in this Class

1. Preparing, Cutting & Marking Fabric
22m

1. Preparing, Cutting & Marking Fabric

Meet sewing expert Angela Wolf as she highlights the techniques you'll learn to sew garments with professional-looking results! Gain familiarity working with a variety of fabrics, and see how to prepare and lay out pattern pieces. Plus, Angela shares her preferred method of marking and cutting out fabric.

2. Sewing & Pressing Seams
28m

2. Sewing & Pressing Seams

Master the art of sewing the perfect seam! Angela illustrates how selecting the right stitch length is key to achieving the best results. In addition, get expert tips on pinning and sewing straight and curved seams, and learn the proper technique for pressing tricky seams.

3. Seam Finishes
15m

3. Seam Finishes

Discover simple -- and effective -- ways to prevent your seams from fraying. Angela demonstrates a variety of finishing techniques, ranging from the quick and easy pinking method to the polished-looking overlock stitch. Working with lighter-weight fabrics? Angela shows you how to sew an elegant French seam.

1. Preparing, Cutting & Marking Fabric

1. Preparing, Cutting & Marking Fabric

2. Sewing & Pressing Seams

2. Sewing & Pressing Seams

3. Seam Finishes

3. Seam Finishes

4. Interfacing

4. Interfacing

5. Stitching Options

5. Stitching Options

6. Darts

6. Darts

7. Buttons

7. Buttons

8. Invisible Zippers

8. Invisible Zippers