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Quick and Easy Hand Sewing Techniques: Buttons
$20
with Milda B.
Ever hoped you might learn to sew yourself without the hassle, cost and low-quality work that you get at your neighborhood dry cleaners? Instructor Milda B., a fashion designer and former Fashion Institute of Technology professor, will teach you how to sew on buttons properly, customize your own covered buttons and snaps, and more! Instructor will provide detailed demos and hand-outs to print at home, and also help with any additional sewing tips the students might need at the end of class. With the help of a fashion industry vet, her demonstrations of hand-sewing techniques will take you from sucker to Savile Row!
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Read Sewing Patterns the Easy Way
$29
with Milda B.
Learn how to read easy sewing patterns and put that new knowledge to use in this fun, interactive online class. In this class, you'll learn how to read a simple sewing pattern and Instructor Milda B., a fashion designer and former Fashion Institute of Technology professor, will guide you through the first steps as you start making your own sewing project. Also explained will be sewing supplies and tools, as well as a brief summary on textiles, and which ones to use for each project.
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Easy Sewing Projects: Make a Pillowcase
$10
with Kim K.
Make a quick and easy slip cover to fit a 16 inch square throw pillow. They are so easy, you can make one for every season. Follow up with private lessons to learn how to make them with piping or lace around the edge, button holes and buttons or with patchwork, appliqué or embroidery. Supplies: Two fat quarters - 21x18 inches and matching thread.
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How to Use a Sewing Machine
$25
with Kari B.
Learn how to use a sewing machine in this friendly and welcoming online group class. In this class you'll learn the parts of a sewing machine, how to thread a sewing machine, and the dos and don'ts of machine sewing.
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  As the holiday season approaches, these holiday sewing projects will help you get into the spirit! So whether you're looking for some festive holiday decor or some DIY gift ideas, make sure to bookmark these fun, festive holiday sewing projects... Craft Sewing Projects   Lovely Scissor Holder   There’s no point in starting your holiday sewing projects without an organized sewing kit. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to find what you need. This DIY scissor h … Read More
10 Fun, Festive Holiday Sewing Projects
  As the holiday season approaches, these holiday sewing projects will help you get into the spirit! So whether you're looking for some festive holiday decor or some DIY gift ideas, make sure to bookmark these fun, festive holiday sewing projects... Craft Sewing Projects   Lovely Scissor Holder   There’s no point in starting your holiday sewing projects without an organized sewing kit. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to find what you need. This DIY scissor h
How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]
Finding a pair of jeans that fits just right can be a challenge. Sometimes, in order to get the perfect fit, you have to go to a tailor, and if you have multiple pairs of jeans, the alteration fees can add up! So whether you're taking sewing lessons or you just want to learn some money-saving DIY skills, learn how to hem jeans with this tutorial from sewing teacher Kari B... Jeans are a wardrobe staple for many of us. They can be worn in nearly any situation, with the comfort, look, and d
10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he
The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources
Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing
The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit