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Smart Techniques for Fabulous Fabrics: Velvets, Sheers & More

We teamed up with Threads magazine to bring you THE cover-all guide for working with luxury fabrics… enjoy!

What You Get

  • 5 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Printable class resources, including an illustrated guide to hand-stitching
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kenneth D. King


Sewing with specialty fabrics doesn't just take skill; it takes confidence. Luckily, Fashion Institute of Technology professor Kenneth D. King is here to help tackle your fabric fears! Join him as he guides you through techniques for velvet, satins, metallics, transparent fabrics, silks and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Velvets
Meet Kenneth King, fashion designer, author, and teacher at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. He’ll start class by tackling velvet and sharing cutting, marking, interlining and pressing tips, followed by techniques for perfect stitching.
2. Satins & Other Smooth Surfaces
3. Lamés & Metallics
4. Organzas & Organdies
5. Silks: Crepe, Georgette, Chiffon & Charmeuse

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Kenneth D. King
Kenneth D. King
Kenneth D. King is a Manhattan-based custom couture designer whose work can be found in the wardrobes of celebrities such as Elton John and Geena Davis. He shares his vast knowledge of construction and patternmaking as an author, contributing editor to Threads magazine and much-loved instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology and right here on Bluprint.