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with Vanessa Christenson
Online Class

Sewing Texture

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Texture is in! Whether you're making something new or livening up an item you've had for years, adding soft ruffles, pleats, gathers and shirring lets you achieve a new level of style. Vanessa shows you basic texture techniques and how to apply them to garments, accessories, quilts and more. Pair each of your new skills with one of Vanessa's projects to showcase the techniques in a beautiful way! Great design is all in the details, and you'll discover all the details right here in "Sewing Texture." Proudly sponsored by Bernina!


  • intermediate
  • 10 episodes
  • 3h46m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Vanessa Christenson, sewist and author of Make It Sew Modern. Then find out what you'll learn over the course of this class!

2. Twisting Technique

2. Twisting Technique

Use jelly roll strips to make sophisticated rosettes! Vanessa walks you through various flower construction techniques, with an emphasis on how strip widths and different methods can yield dramatically different results.

3. Flower Pillow

3. Flower Pillow

Adorn a pillow with your twisted rosettes from the previous lesson. Vanessa describes the best placement options and colors to work with, and teaches you everything you need to know to complete the pillow.