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COURSE #1 LEARN TO SEW

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 terms and how to sew a straight line.

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COURSE #1.1 SUNGLASSES CASE W/ LINING

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.

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COURSE #1.2 RAILROAD TOTE BAG

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 lined tote bag, using and attaching belting and adding a pocket.

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COURSE #2 BEGINNER TECHNIQUES

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.

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COURSE #2.1 EARBUD CASE

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.

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COURSE #3 INTRO TO FABRICS AND GARMENT SEWING

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.

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COURSE #3.1 DRAFTING YOUR FIRST GARMENT

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.

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COURSE #4 SEWING WITH KNITS

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.

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COURSE #4.1 DRAFTING KNIT LEGGINGS

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.

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COURSE #4 .2 DRAFTING A KNIT TSHIRT

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.

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COURSE #5 DRAFTING A BASIC SKIRT SLOPER

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.

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COURSE #6 DRAFTING TWO FASHIONABLE SKIRTS USING YOUR SLOPER

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.

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COURSE #7 DRAFTING BASICS: THE BODICE

Using body measurements we will learn to draft our basic bodice sloper from which many designs will be created further along.

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COURSE #8 BASIC BODICE: MAKING A PEPLUM TOP AND DRESS

Using the bodice sloper we drafted in the previous course we will create a peplum top and dress.

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COURSE #9 SEWING A BASIC BRALETTE

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.

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COURSE #10 DEMYSTIFYING SEWING PATTERNS

Int his course we take the confusion out of reading and understanding commercial patterns by covering all the symbols, descriptions, sizing, terms and grading.

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COURSE #11.1 SEWING THE CLASSIC BUTTON UP SHIRT

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.

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COURSE #13 SEWING THE BASIC TROUSER OR SHORTS

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 trouser or shorts.

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COURSE #14 SEWING A THREE PIECE WARDROBE

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.

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COURSE #15 BASICS OF TAILORING PART ONE

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.

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COURSE #15.1 BASICS OF TAILORING PART TWO

Now that we have created out build outs, interfacings and structure we will sew our blazer.

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COURSE #16 THREE MUST HAVE ITEMS SEW-ALONG

Using your understanding of patterns we will be making an easy three piece wardrobe that you can mix and match.

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COURSE #17 THE CLASSIC TRENCH W/ BIAS BINDING

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.

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COURSE #18 MAKING A COAT

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.

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COURSE #19 WORKING WITH SPECIAL OCCASION FABRICS

In this course we learn to how to work with special occasion fabrics such as sequin, chiffon, burnouts and lace.

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COURSE #19.1 THE EVENING DRESS

Using the knowledge learned in the previous course we will be making a lace evening dress suing a downloadable pattern.

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COURSE #20 INTRO TO DRAPING

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.

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COURSE #21 THE FITTING SHELL AND FIT FIXES

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.

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COURSE #22 THE SHEATH DRESS AND DESIGN OPTIONS

Using our basic bodice sloper or fitting shell we will be making a sheath dress with design options .

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COURSE #23 ONE BASIC SLOPER TWO NEW TOPS

Let’s expand our design library and create two tops using our basic bodice sloper.

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COURSE #24 COPYING YOUR FAVORITE PAIR OF JEANS

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.

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COURSE #25 DENIM SEW-ALONG

Let’s sew up your jeans, learnt he order of construction and tips for sewing with denim.

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COURSE #26 SEWING A SWIMSUIT

Let’s have some fun and sew up a swimsuit. Learn to use the proper stitching for working with spandex.

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COURSE #27 MOST COMMON PANTS FITTING ISSUES AND FIXES

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.

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COURSE #28 TRACING OFF YOUR BUTTON UP SHIRT

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.

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COURSE #29 DRAFTING & CONSTRUCTING TWO SHIRT DRESSES

Let’s sew up two shirt dresses using your new button shirt pattern.

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COURSE #30 DRAFTING A FLATTERING DRESS IN TWO LENGTHS

Let’s have some fun and draft an easy and flattering dress with many design options using just a few body measurements.

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COURSE #31 WORKING WITH FUR AND MAKING A VEST

In this course we learn the techniques needed to work with fur and thence make a vest.

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COURSE #33 A GIFT FOR YOU

A thank you gift! Enjoy sixteen amazing PDF patterns as part of your membership. There are ten womenswear patterns and six menswear patterns.

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COURSE #34.1 CONSTRUCTING JACKET FROM SLOPER PART TWO

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.

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COURSE #34 DRAFTING A JACKET FROM YOUR SLOPER PART ONE

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.

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COURSE #36 DRAFTING A DIRNDL SKIRT WITH FLOUNCE

Let's do some more pattern drafting. Using your measurements we are going to draft a slim dindrl skirt with flounce. This course will teach you to draft the skirt, construct it and even allows for some design change.

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COURSE #35 DRAFTING AND CONSTRUCTING WRAP DRESS

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.

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COURSE #38 DRAFTING OVERALLS PART ONE

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.

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COURSE #37 FIVE PIECE FALL WARDROBE BUILDING

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.

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BONUS #1 COCOON SWEATER TUTORIAL

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 ...

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BONUS #2 FALL DRESS WITH GATHERS

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...

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BONUS #3 FRONT SLIT MAXI TUTORIAL

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 againProduct Description: Step by Step VIDEO Tutorial. Great ...

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MENS COURSE #1: Intro to Sewing Basics Part 1

In this course, you will learn the basics of sewing including learning how to thread your machine and how to use all the different parts.

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MENS COURSE #1.1 Pocket Square

This is your first project in Sew It Men. In this project, you will mainly be using a straight stitch and pivot technic that you have practiced in your last exercises.

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MENS COURSE #1.2 Laptop Case

This is the second project in Sew It Men. You will be using your straight stitch and pivot technics as you did for project one.

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MENS COURSE #2 Intro to Sewing Basics Part II

This course will teach you tips and tricks, as well as, tools that will help you during this beginning phase.

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MENS COURSE #2.1 Earbud Case

In this project, you will use a ton of techniques from course two to create an earbud case. You will be working with felt and using a zipper for the first time.

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MENS COURSE #3 Working With Knits

In this course, we are going to talk about the various types of knits, the best practices when working with knits, which seam finishes work best and some tips and tricks. This course is in preparation for next months course.

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MENS COURSE #4 Tracing a Garment And Creating a Pattern

This course is an intro to pattern drafting and garment sewing.

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MENS COURSE #5 Alterations To Ready Made Clothes

You will learn to do basic alterations to ready-made-clothes. This includes tapering sleeves, pant legs, and taking in the body of your shirt.

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MENS COURSE #6 Drafting a Raw Edge Denim Jacket

In this course, you will be modifying your t-shirt pattern to create a raw edge denim jacket.

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MENS COURSE #7 Making Your First Duffle Bag

In this course, you will be applying techniques that you have accumulated over the past few months, such as sewing on a zipper and sewing curves.

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MENS COURSE #8 Drafting Pants

This course is an introduction to basic pants drafting. After drafting you will be constructing your joggers as well.

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MENS COURSE #9 Demystifying Patterns

You will learn how to work with commercial patterns in this course. This course will also teach you how to select your size, read instructions, and much more.

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MENS COURSE #10 Classic Men's Button Up

In this course, you will be making your first garment from a commercial pattern with all the classic details traditionally seen in men's button-up shirts.

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MENS COURSE #11 Men's Dress Slacks

In this course, you will be making a classic pair of men's dress slacks with details seen in ready-to-wear clothing.

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MENS COURSE #12 Bomber Jacket

How to sew a bomber jacket, including fabric choices and pattern.

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MENS COURSE #13 The Classic Vest Three Ways

Learn to turn one vest pattern into multiple options including adding a lapel.

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MENS COURSE #14 Pocket Variations

Learn a variety of pockets that you can add to your ready-to-wear clothing and sewing projects/patterns.

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MENS COURSE #15 Make Your Own Cargo Pants

In this course, you will make you very own cargo pants using techniques used in last month's course. You will be using a complimentary PDF printable pattern from SEW SEW DEF to complete the project.

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MENS COURSE #16 Drafting Men's Basic Sloper

This month we will be learning how to draft a basic bodice sloper using your measurements.

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MENS COURSE #17 Drafting Basic Sloper Part Two

Drafting the sloper sleeve and making fit adjustments.

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MENS COURSE #18 Making 3 Shirts From Sloper Pattern

In this course, you will learn how to create 3 different shirt styles from your sloper pattern pieces. We will focus on modifying your sloper to make a crewneck, henley, and a polo shirt.

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MENS COURSE #19 Sew Sew Def Pattern

This month we are gifting you a printable PDF Pattern from our SEW SEW DEF Collection with the step-by-step video sew-along.

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MENS COURSE #20 How To Copy Your Pants

You will learn how to copy your own pants to create a pattern that you can use as a sloper to make other designs.

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MENS COURSE #21 Working With Plaid And Pants Sew-Along

This course provides tips and techniques for working with plaid fabric. This is also the pants sew-along for the pattern created by copying your chino pants.

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MENS COURSE #22 How To Make A Custom Necktie And Bow Tie

In this course, you will learn how to make men's accessories pieces. The necktie comes with a printable PDF pattern and your bow tie is made by using your own measurements.

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MENS COURSE #23 Drafting A Trench Coat Pattern

In this course, you will be learning how to modify a basic raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern to create a raglan sleeve trench coat pattern. You are creating this pattern for the trench coat sew-along in the next course.

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MENS COURSE #24 CONSTRUCTING TRENCH COAT

In this course, you will learn to construct a trench coat from patterns drafted in the previous course. We touch on a few skill such as working with bias tape, flat felled seams, drafting collar, and collar band, etc.

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MENS COURSE #26 INTRO TO FASHION ILLUSTRATION (continued)

This is the second part of Intro To Fashion Illustration. You will learn how to add flesh to the croquis, then clothes to the body. Also, bonus content is featured in this course that will help you create a croquis using your own body type.

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MENS COURSE #27 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC TAILORING PART ONE

In this course, we are introducing basic tailoring technique found in menswear. You will learn how to build out your very own interfacing, canvas, and padding used in constructing a well-made suit jacket or coat.

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MENS COURSE #25 INTRODUCTION TO FASHION ILLUSTRATION

This course is an introduction to fashion illustration. You will learn how to create your very own croquis with a face, hands, and feet details. There is also skill building on drawing garments on a body.

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MENS COURSE #28 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC TAILORING PART TWO

In this course, you will learn how to find your jacket size that includes tips and techniques. You will also be constructing a jacket using muslin fabric for a test fit.

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MENS COURSE #29: INTRODUCTION TO BASIC TAILORING PART THREE

In this course, you will be constructing a jacket using basic tailoring techniques from part 1 and 2 of Introduction To Basic Tailor. You will be using your canvas build out, shoulder pads, lapel roll line, and much more.

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MENS COURSE #30: DRAFTING SHIRT FROM SLOPER PATTERN

You will be taking your upper sloper and creating a drop shoulder button-up shirt. This course has design techniques that you will be able to use by taking three measurements in total.

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MENS COURSE #31: DRAFTING PLEATED DRESS PANTS

In this course, you will learn how to draft pleated dress pants from copying your own pants. You will develop new ways to draft a pants pattern. This course will also prep you for the course where we construct the pants from start to finish.

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SEW IT KIDS

INTRO TO SEWING #101 Kids ages 8 to 14 Four Cool Projects No experience needed!

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  • Sewing Machine Basics
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  • Sewing Curves
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  • 4 Sewing Projects
  • Ages 8-14