Learn advanced construction and finishing techniques with sewing expert Katrina Walker. Use easy tests to understand how fabrics will perform and respond to pressing. Sew perfect curved and fisheye darts. Breeze through garments with lots of gathers without pulling threads. Simplify sewing intricate curves and corners. Cut and sew to match up complex fabric patterns precisely. Install professional facings, lapped zippers and truly invisible zippers. Tame specialty fabrics and sheers with seaming skills. Plus, hem slippery fabrics, sheers and even open lace knits. Upgrade your garments with advanced techniques for sewing complex projects, finicky fabrics and professional finishes with finesse.
Meet your instructor, Katrina Walker, learn more about building your sewing reference notebook and review fabric factors that can affect your work and design decisions.
Testing your fabric will help you understand how it will perform in your projects. Katrina demonstrates how to evaluate your fabric, how to pre-stabilize slippery fabrics and how to work with plaids.
A dimpled point is the mark of an amateur dart. Get some dart-sharpening tips, whether your darts are straight, curved or double-pointed, then learn how to create gathers without grumbling.
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