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Sewing Mistakes: What Can Go Wrong & How to Make It Right

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Make no mistake, sewing mishaps happen! Ensure every project is a success with simple, creative ways to prevent slipups and fix common errors.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Correct common sewing mistakes! Learn expert instructor Jennifer Stern-Hasemann's techniques for easy ways to make your projects a success by avoiding and preventing mishaps. Discover how to choose the right fabric for your pattern and use the grain line to lay out napped fabrics with confidence. Don't have enough material? Find simple solutions in a cinch! Then, discover how to fuse interfacing without fear and remove it if you make a mistake. Next, learn to prevent holes in your projects by testing stitching and pressing techniques before you sew. Avoid cutting buttonholes too far and learn how to sew them in difficult positions. Also, install better, polished zippers with tips to prevent wear and tear. Jennifer even makes it easy to prevent and mend mistakes with patching and tension tips.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor Jennifer Stern-Hasemann as she helps you learn to prevent and fix sewing mistakes! Start with learning the difference between a "character builder" and a "designer detail." Then review how to choose the right fabric for the pattern you're using.
2. Layout, Cutting & Marking
3. Pressing Matters
4. Interfacing Solutions
5. Construction & Hems
6. Better Buttonholes
7. Problem-Free Zippers
8. Fixing Seams, Holes & Tears

Taught by

Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Jennifer Stern-Hasemann worked at Manchester Sewing in Connecticut for 10 years. There, she learned to sew just about everything. She has also taught in the fashion department at Sanford-Brown College and in the Master Seamstress Program at the University of Rhode Island. Jennifer also designs patterns and teaches independent workshops through her business, J Stern Designs.

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