Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Deborah Kreiling
Even more advanced sewists struggle with trickier techniques like inserting gathered sleeves, applying neckline facings, and finishing shaped hemlines. In this class, Deborah Kreiling of Simplicity shares a variety of professional garment sewing techniques that will help you sew your own wardrobe. Whether you’re constructing a v-neck knit-jersey top or a tailored woven blouse, Deb’s awesome tips and tricks will help you tackle any sewing pattern without feeling intimidated.
Learn how to:
  • Make and apply a neckline facing to a slashed neckline opening using woven fabric
  • Make and apply a plain round neck facing using woven fabric
  • Apply a bias tape finish to a scoop neckline using woven fabric
  • Make and apply a neck facing to a round neckline using knit fabric
  • Make and apply a neck facing to a v-shaped neckline using knit fabric
  • Insert a set-in sleeve
  • Insert a gathered sleeve
  • Finish a shirt-tail hemline with a narrow hem
  • Apply a hem on a garment with side-slit openings
What you’ll get:
  • Learn a variety of professional garment sewing techniques
  • Step-by-step instruction on making and applying different necklines, inserting asset-in and gathered sleeve, working with a shirttail hemline and applying a hem on a garment
  • 10 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and patterns references
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Deborah Kreiling of Simplicity
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Sewing with Simplicity: Pro Garment Sewing Techniques Introduction
Neckline Finishes Using Woven Fabric
Neckline Finishes Using Knit Fabric
Inserting Sleeves
Hemline Finishing Techniques
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Snips
  • Thread to match fabrics
  • Seam ripper
  • Pattern weights (optional)
  • Pins
  • Marking pencils
  • Fabric (refer to your pattern for type of fabric and yardage)
  • Bias tape (refer to  your pattern for type and yardage) 
  • Reference Patterns:
  • Deb uses several Simplicity patterns for reference throughout this class
  • Neckline finishes using woven fabrics and hemline variations: 1461 [Misses’ and Plus-Size Tunic], 1106 [Misses’ Tops with Fabric Variations], or 1693 [Misses’ Tops]
  • Neckline finishes using knit fabrics: 1062 [Misses’ learn to Sew Knit Tops] and 1198 [Misses’ Knit Tops in Two Styles]
  • Sleeve variations: 1253 [Misses’ Top with Length Variation]
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