In this first course, we will cover recommended starter machines, we will be going through all the parts of the sewing machine and how to use it, how to set up your basic sewing kit, basic stitches and how to sew a straight line.
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Let’s start your first sewing project. We will be making an easy fully lined sunglasses case using the skills learned in the first course.
Congrats on your sunglasses case, now let’s sew your second sewing project! Using your ability to sew in a straight line we will be making a tote bag, using and attaching belting and adding a pocket.
Course two is full of must-know starter techniques like how to use your pressing tools and their importance, clipping vs’ notching, and learning to sew in a circle along with practice sheets.
Using all the skills you learned in course two including sewing in a circle, you will be printing and sewing an earbud case. You will also apply your first zipper.
In this course you will learn to identify fabrics, shop for fabrics online, build a swatch kit with printables. We will cover how to match needles to fabric, elastic types and uses.
In this course, you will be learning basic drafting using your body measurements and some basic rectangles and squares to create a top and matching skirt. You will create your pattern, cut your fabric, create a casing and insert elastic.
In this course you will learn the types of knit fabrics most commonly used, the best practices for sewing with knits, seam finishes and tips and tricks.
Learn to draft and sew your own leggings based on your body measurements for a great fit. Using the skills learned in course four you will be able to make as many leggings as your heart desires.
Learn to draft and sew your own t-shirt and t-shirt dress based on your body measurements for a great fit. Using the skills learned in course four you will be able to make as many t-shirts as your heart desires.
In this course, you will expand on your skills and drafting a basic skirt sloper. We will cover the purpose and importance of a sloper and how to use them. You will also draft, make a sample, fit it and insert both a lapped and invisible zipper.
Now that you have learned to make a sloper you can follow along while we teach you to draft and sew two fashionable skirts. You will draft a high waist pencil skirt and an A-line skirt using your sloper.
Using body measurements we will learn to draft our basic bodice sloper from which many designs will be created further along.
Using the bodice sloper we drafted in the previous course we will create a peplum top and dress.
Take a break from drafting and enjoy this fun class and sew-along of a basic knit bralette with tips on how to cut lace and work with stretchy and delicate fabrics.
In this course, we take the confusion out of reading and understanding commercial patterns by covering all the symbols, descriptions, sizing, terms and grading.
This course is a precursor to working with our first button-up shirt pattern. This review of the pattern being used with expert Deborah Kreiling of Simplicity patterns will prepare you for for the following course.
In the previous course we covered understanding the button up shirt pattern. In this course we will work with our first commercial pattern and sew up our button up shirt using classic construction methods.
This course is a precursor to working with our first pants pattern. This review of the pattern being used with expert Deborah Kreiling of Simplicity patterns will prepare you for for the following course.
In the previous course, we covered understanding the pants pattern and possible fit issues. In this course, we will work with our second commercial pattern and sew up our classic trousers or shorts.
Using your understanding of patterns we will be making an easy three-piece wardrobe that you can mix and match. We will be creating casings and adding knit neckbands.
In this course, we are going to delve into the basics of fast tailoring. We will cover the blazer build-outs, padding, hand stitching and much more.
Now that we have created out build-outs, interfacings and structure we will sew our blazer.
Using your understanding of patterns we will be making an easy three-piece wardrobe that you can mix and match.
In this course, we will be making a trench coat using a commercial pattern and learning to create drawstring casings, bias binding and adding a hong kong finish to your seams.
Making your first coat can seem overwhelming but in this course, we take you through all the steps to creating a fully lined coat. We will be learning to work with wool.
In this course, we learn how to work with special occasion fabrics such as sequin, chiffon, burnouts, and lace.
Using the knowledge learned in the previous course we will be making a lace evening dress suing a downloadable pattern.
This course is an intro to draping. We will drape our basic bodice versus drafting by measurements. It’s a fun and helpful skill to learn.
Learning to fit is an ever-evolving skill and in this course, we cover some the most common bodice fit issues and how to fix them.
Using our basic bodice sloper or fitting shell we will be making a sheath dress with design options.
Let’s expand our design library and create two tops using our basic bodice sloper.
Have a favorite pair of jeans? This course will teach you to copy your jeans to create a pattern that you can use over and again to make as many jeans as you want.
Let’s sew up your jeans, learned the order of construction and tips for sewing with denim.
Let’s have some fun and sew up a swimsuit. Learn to use the proper stitching for working with spandex.
Learning to fit is an ever-evolving skill and in this course we cover some the most common pants fit issues and how to fix them.
Have a favorite button-up shirt? This course will teach you to copy your shirt to create a pattern that you can use over and again to make as many shirts as you want.
Let’s sew up two shirt dresses using your new button shirt pattern.
Let’s have some fun and draft an easy and flattering dress with many design options using just a few body measurements.
In this course, we learn the techniques needed to work with fur and thence make a vest.
A thank you gift! Enjoy sixteen amazing PDF patterns as part of your membership. There are ten womenswear patterns and six menswear patterns.
In this course, we learn how to take our basic sloper and create a year-round jacket. We will be creating design elements, linings, facings, pockets, and more. We will then construct the jacket and add piping details and covered snaps.
In this course, we are construction the jacket pattern we created in course 34. We will be adding design elements, sewing our linings, facings, and pockets. We will then add piping details and covered snaps.
In this course, we will be modifying our bodice sloper to create a wrap dress with waistband, ties and gathered bodice and skirt with side seam pockets. This is the perfect anytime dress and very easy to construct.
Let's do some more pattern drafting. Using your measurements we are going to draft a slim skirt with flounce. This course will teach you to draft the skirt, construct it and even allows for some design change.
Using one commercial pattern Brittany is helping create a five-piece wardrobe filled with step by step instruction, tips, and techniques plus advice on how to source fabric, plan your wardrobe, and how to get it done in as little as 30 min a day.
In this course, we will be modifying Simplicity 8056 to draft overalls. This pattern was used in Course #12 & #13. Refer back to those courses for a refresher and also Course #27 for Common Pants Fitting Issues and fixes.
PART TWO: In this course, we will be modifying Simplicity 8056 to draft overalls. This pattern was used in Course #12 & #13. Refer back to those courses for a refresher and also Course #27 for Common Pants Fitting Issues and fixes.
In this course, you will learn to modify the bodice of one pattern to create the cami slip dress bodice of another. We also share great tips for working with velvet fabric. Get two slip dresses from one pdf pattern provided to you for this course.
In this course, you will be learning how to draft a lining for pants and how to fully line a pair of pants with some great advanced techniques for great results and modifications. This course also includes a pdf pattern as part of the course.
This course is a lecture and intro to the elements of Chanel jacket, the history and the necessary steps to create a DIY inspired French jacket. We will be constructing this jacket in the next course using couture techniques.
Part two of our Chanel inspired DIY jacket includes learning hand stitches, prepping, interfacing, quilting, and hand-stitched buttonholes.
It's time to finish up our DIY Chanel inspired jacket. We are hand-stitching our linings and completing a three-piece sleeve with functioning vent. We add our pockets, trims, and chain.
In this course, Brittany will be teaching how to draft patterns for six different style sleeves that you can add to any garment. Have some fun with drafting and making fun sleeves!
In this course learn to draft your own elastic waist and zipper waist culottes using our skirt sloper.
In this course, we will be sewing up a loose-fitting jumpsuit using a PDF pattern that is supplied in the course. We will also be covering the many options to create multiple styles from one pattern.
In this course we will be using our leggings pattern to draft these high waist side-slit joggers. We will be drafting, learning to make casings with drawstring, patch pockets, side slits with ties, front and back yokes & triple elastic casing cuffs.
In this course, we will learn how to create tiers. Once you learn the math for creating tiers, you can add them to any bodice you want or you can add a waistband to make a skirt.
In this course, we will use the Tiffany PDF Jumpsuit from Course 47 and hack it into two dresses. We will be making a front zipper dress and an overall dress.
In this course we are sewing the Madison cardigan, a PDF pattern gifted courtesy of Eryn of Style Sew Me Patterns. It is the perfect fall cardigan for fall and with some great fabric combinations this is a tried and true pattern.
In this course Faith walks you through the parts and functions of a serger. She explains it uses and why having a serger will improve the quality of your sewing projects.
In this course, we will be elevating your casual hoodie and learning many techniques including creating an invisible zipper pocket, sleeve cuffs, side split hem band and more.
In this course, Brittany teaches you all the ins and outs of working and sewing with faux leather. She will cover tools, types of faux leathers, needles, stitching, and more.
In this course, we will be sewing a leather dress and installing eyelets using the information learned in the previous course. The PDF for this dress is in your dashboard.
In this course, we will be making a beautiful flowy skirt with a front button or snap opening, side pockets, and a back elastic waistband. It is an easy-to-fit skirt with great details.
Don't throw away those scraps of fabric! Let's make three great quick and easy projects you can make for yourself or others.
Mimi G exclusive kimono pattern from her new book releasing in 2022. Learn to sew this great jacket.
This handbag is one of our favorites! it has zippered pockets, inside pockets and is fully lined. This handbag is a great everyday bag with so many options!
In this course, we will be modifying a pattern to create this sheer dress and slip! Patterns are included in your dashboard.
In this month's course, we are making a crossbody handbag with lining, magnetic snaps, and square rings. The PDF comes in two sizes and it is a fantastic bag!
In this course, we will be hacking our Lexi jumpsuit to create this great turtleneck, sleeveless(optional) jumpsuit with flared leg.
Let's make a new bag! This tote bag has zippered pockets and closing, leather or fabric handles. Crossbody strap and laptop sleeve.
Create the perfect bodysuit using your favorite tee! This course will walk you through the steps to creating a wonderful well fitting bodysuit.
We are drafting leggings two ways! Including my favorite "Free People" style flared leggings.
Let's take the pdf dress pattern and hack it into a top and skirt.
Follow along with Brittany as she walks you through creating and sewing an off-the-shoulder side cut-out dress.
Brittany shows you how to take the very popular Jessica dress pattern and turn it into a two-piece set. Pattern included.
Today we are getting crafty and creating my two favorite items in my kitchen. The oversized pot holder and modern oven mitt.
Hack the Annie cardigan into a knit dress with Instructor Brittany J. Jones. Pattern included in your course.
In this course, Amanda from I Can Make Shoes is teaching us how to make shoes! This is a very fun and exciting addition to Sew It.
Exclusive Sew It Academy Pattern! Cropped sweatshirt and pintuck sweatpants with extended sizing. New sizes include 00-18 and 18-34 | The pants have a finished hip of 71" Let's sew!
Pleated Trousers with Elastix back waist and french seam finished pockets. PDF included.
Four-part detailed instruction on reading and understanding commercial patterns taught by Brittany J Jones. Everything you need to know to make sewing with commercial patterns less confusing.
This is part one of our patternmaking 101 series with instructor Tricia Camacho. This is an in-depth, detailed series on learning patternmaking.
This is part two of our patternmaking 101 series with instructor Tricia Camacho. This is an in-depth, detailed series on learning patternmaking.
This is part three of our patternmaking 101 series with instructor Tricia Camacho. This is an in-depth, detailed series on learning patternmaking.
This is part four of our patternmaking 101 series with instructor Tricia Camacho. This is an in-depth, detailed series on learning patternmaking.
Step By Step Video Tutorial on making this amazing Cocoon Sweater!LEVEL: Beginner/IntermediateSIZES: My tutorials are made to your measurements by drafting and creating the pattern (super easy) and always a perfect fit. No guessing involved!TOOLS ...
My favorite dress tutorial!! I make this dress all year round and wear them often. I love this dress because it is so easy to dress up or down and you can make it with short or long sleeves (as shown in the tutorial) The other really fantastic thi...
Project: The Front Slit Maxi DressDetails: Versatile and fabulous. It can be made from a woven or knit fabric and can be dressed up or down. This will be one you will make over and over again product Description: Step by Step VIDEO Tutorial. Great ..