Are you thinking about sewing garments but there a few techniques that are holding you back, suc as a set in sleeve, darts, French seams and bias facing? These techniques can throw you, especially if you have not used them in a while. How about a refresher class that brings you up to date on the latest techniques and gives you the basics to help make your garment a success. This is a hands on class where you will practice and make samples of the garment techniques listed below (see sample in the shop):
French Seams: Don't have a serger a French seam is the answer to prevent raw seam edges from showing. this makes a strong seam because it is double stitched, and it also serves as a seam finish. Often used in blouses, skirts and children dresses.
Set in Sleeve: Do your sleeves often have puckers or tucks after the sleeve is set in? If the ease isn't distributed around the cap of the sleeve, then puckers or tucks will result, and the sleeve will not hang correctly. During class you will learn a few techniques to evenly distribute and control the ease (gathers) for a more professional look.
Darts; Bust and Waist (double ended or sheath) darts: Do your darts have a dimple at the end of the point? For waist darts what is the best sewing method. Darts that bulge, pucker or come to points are very unattractive. Learn to stitch the perfect darts made simple with a little understanding.
Bias Neck Facing or Armhole Facing: Many patterns now are using folded bias strips, rather than a shaped facing, for sleeveless armholes and neck finishes. It is eay to do and can be used for both knits and woven fabrics. Learn this easy and quick method for bias facings.
November 20, 2022
10 - 2
Teacher: Char Hansen
Novice to Intermediate
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