with Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Online Class

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

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h54m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

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

2. Layout, Cutting & Marking

Learn how to find the grain line and layout options for napped fabrics and prints. You'll also review solutions if you don't have enough fabric. Then learn how to prevent clipping notches too far and follow Jennifer's directions for an accurate way to mark darts using tailor's tacks.

3. Pressing Matters

3. Pressing Matters

Don't be afraid of pressing as you sew! Just follow Jennifer's techniques for preventing overpressing and unwanted shine on your fabrics. You'll learn about ironing tools like the clapper and tailor's ham for perfectly pressing your seams, sleeves and darts.