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Class + Pattern

Sewing on the Bias

Embrace the art of sewing on the bias and re-discover fabric in a whole new light as Sandra Betzina walks you through the ins and outs of working with bias-cut fabric.


Pattern Mailed to You
Pattern Mailed to You
Online Lessons
Online Lessons

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Class materials, including Vogue 1333 (Please allow up to 14 business days in the US and up to 5 weeks internationally)
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sandra Betzina
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

Class Overview

Join expert sewer, author and HGTV'’s “Sew Perfect” host Sandra Betzina in this colorful and energetic exploration of sewing on the bias. Learn how to gauge the characteristics of a variety of fabrics, including silks and a surprising new take on plaids. Sandra walks you through drape considerations, working with your pattern, fitting techniques and making each garment flattering, polished and unique.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Fabric Bias
Meet your instructor, Sandra Betzina, and learn what bias is, how to select your fabrics and what to take into consideration when choosing a lining.
2. Adjusting Your Pattern
3. Cutting Out Your Fabric
4. Sewing Your Skirt
5. Waistbands for Unlined Skirts
6. Optional Lining and Waistband
7. Marking & Hemming
8. Beyond Bias Basics

Taught by

Sandra Betzina
Sandra Betzina
As a child, Sandra learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine, and so her passion for the craft began! Highlights of Sandra's sewing career include writing a syndicated sewing column for 34 years and hosting her own sewing show on HGTV called Sew Perfect. She has also written 10 sewing books, including More Fabric Savvy, Fast Fit and Power Sewing Toolbox Volumes 1 & 2. Sandra has designed more than 200 patterns for Vogue and written numerous articles for Threads, Sew News and Vogue Patterns magazine.