I’ve noticed that among the things home sewists are always eager to learn about, industry sewing methods are near the top.
First, we want our clothes to look at least as good as ready-to-wear. You know, well-formed cuffs, perfectly positioned plackets, clean topstitching, and all the other little nuances you expect when looking at a well-made garment in a store.
Second, industry techniques properly adapted for the home can save a whole bunch of time. There are tons of little tricks that experienced pros use, whether it’s in a factory setting or a small workroom.
So I thought you guys might appreciate this class from Craftsy called Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets. Craftsy has offered to do a giveaway for this class (click this link and sign up to enter).
The class is taught by experienced seamstress Janet Pray, and comes with a pattern for a casual jacket (which I think would look really cool in dark indigo denim, personally). She walks you through each step of the construction, teaching you little secrets along the way. You’ll learn about things like interfacing, pressing techniques, topstitching, and sewing cuffs.
To enter, just click the link below and sign up. The giveaway ends at 2/20/15 at 11:59pm MT.
And if any of you have already taken this class, I’d love to hear your reviews as well!