Sewing Techniques

Garment Construction

Discover the secrets constructing terrific garments. Our classes, tips, patterns and more will get you started in creating high-quality garments you'll love to wear.


Start With Seams

Garment construction begins by learning to sew accurate, beautiful seams that are right for the garment and fabric. Learn to confidently stitch five types of seams with our FREE downloadable guide.

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Video Tip

Precision Hems

Craftsy instructor Linda Lee uses tagboard to press hems into place for simply beautiful results. Watch and try her method!

Learn More from Linda Lee

Like Linda's tagboard hem tip, shown above? Try her complete Sewing With Silks class with included Sewing Workshop pattern (mailed separately). It's filled with pro techniques!

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Free Sewing Patterns

Keep your garment construction streak going with a few of our favorite free patterns.


Sleeve Savvy

A well-made sleeve can be the difference between a garment that feels great and one that's uncomfortable to wear. Learn the basics of sewing sleeves with our expert-written guide.

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Hidden Secrets

Discover the invisible support systems of interlinings, linings and more that give your garments a professional look.

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Tackle Trousers & Shirts

Get some sartorial swagger! In his online lessons, sewing legend David Page Coffin shares his secrets for shirt and trouser construction in detail.

Projects We Love, Made By You

Take a peek at what sewing enthusiasts like you are learning to make on Craftsy.

Top It Off

Gorgeous topstitching is a sign of sophisticated style and serious garment construction skills! We've got techniques to help you get straight, polished stitches every time.

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