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Class + Pattern

Sewing With Silks

The Liberty Shirt

Gain silk-sewing confidence and a gorgeous garment as you stitch along with Linda Lee and her Sewing Workshop pattern, included with the class.


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

What You Get

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

Class Overview

Silk's graceful drape and lustrous sheen make it a natural choice for creating beautiful clothing, but its cost and delicate nature can be intimidating. In this Craftsy class, longtime designer and instructor Linda Lee demystifies silk's many varieties and shares a wealth of techniques for preparing, sewing and finishing the show-stopper Liberty Shirt. The pattern is included! Whether you're looking to add a polished piece to your wardrobe or hone your skills, sign up today for "Sewing With Silks: The Liberty Shirt"!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, fashion and sewing designer Linda Lee, and discover what you'll learn and create over the course of this class.
2. Preparing to Sew
3. Lay Out, Cut Out & Structure
4. Sewing With Silk
5. Back Hem & Mitered Corners
6. Sewing French Seams
7. Collar Construction
8. Adding Facing & Finishing Hems
9. Sleeves
10. Buttons & Buttonholes
11. Alternate Seam & Hem Finishes

Taught by

Linda Lee
Linda Lee
Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it's no surprise that she has spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written numerous sewing books and contributed articles to magazines including Threads, Sew News and Stitch. She has also been the sewing expert for segments on the HGTV programs "Today at Home" and "Our Home."