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The Sewing Essentials 2 Course is the second part in our comprehensive series of Learn to Sew to classes! You’ll have access to video tutorials for the three projects made in this course, as well as ALL of our short skill and troubleshooting videos. Marja has taught these projects to hundreds of beginner sewists; now she has created videos for all the most common mistakes and issues, so you’ll know what to do when it happens to you! Each video contains clear instructions for every single step of each project, as well as common mistakes and problems that you may encounter.
In addition to the 3 core projects, you'll learn:
-How to install an invisible zipper (the most commonly used zipper in garment making!)
-How to make and insert piping (including tips for making perfect corners and joins!)
-Easy technique for making perfect gathers
-How to take proper measurements
-How to use a commercial multi-sized pattern
-How to use more than one size of the pattern to make a garment that fits your unique and perfect body!
-How to sew knits with a sewing machine OR serger
-How to use a twin needle to hem knits including tips for making a great-looking hem!
-Learn about common sewing gadgets and tools
-PLUS a Serger Crash Course: the basics of sewing with a serger and how to watch for and avoid beginner problems
Each video contains clear instructions for every single step of each project, as well as common mistakes and problems that you may encounter.
Learn to make these 3 projects:
Project 1: Cushion Cover with Piping and Invisible Zipper!
Project 2: Cute Retro Apron
Project 3: The Classic Tee! The perfect first knit garment! Choose from Jalie pattern 2805 or 2918. Each pattern includes 27 sizes that range from kids to adult and a choice of long, short or 3/4 sleeve. You'll choose your fabric from our amazing selection of super soft cotton jersey fabrics. Once you've made your first one, you can keep using the multi-size pattern over and over again!
The price of the course includes ALL fabric, thread and notions! After placing your order for this course, you’ll get an email with detailed instructions for choosing the appropriate fabrics for each project! You'll choose from our amazing selection of superior-quality fabrics and supplies, making your projects satisfying and successful!
These items are necessary to be able to complete the projects:
A sewing machine, good sewing scissors, straight pins, a sewing marker (or tailor’s chalk) a measuring tape or ruler, and a seam ripper.
The following items are very helpful and nice to have, but not absolutely necessary to complete the projects:
A cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting ruler, wonder tape, Wonder Clips, fabric glue, tailor’s awl (aka stiletto or pointy thing)
See our suggested products below!