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Garment Sewing Basics

Learn fundamental techniques to sew something as simple as a T-shirt and as challenging as a button-up top. At the end of this path, you’ll have some me-made clothes to wear!

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The Anatomy of a Sewing Pattern

Think of a sewing pattern as a roadmap for a sewing project. This map contains all the information you need to select a size, fabric, and construct a garment from cutting to hemming. Learn how to read the map!

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How to Cut and Mark Fabric

Learn how to cut your pattern and fabric accurately. Whether you choose scissors or a rotary cutter, it's up to you!

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How to Sew a Basic Seam

Seams constitute the foundation of clothing construction. Start with this very basic step!

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Video: How Measurements Make Your Sewing Better

Knowing your body's measurements is the best way to get a good fit. But what measurements do you need? Watch this video to find out.

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Sew Two Basic Hems

A nice hem can really make your garments look pro. Learn how to sew a double-fold and single-fold hem.

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Learn to Sew with Bo

This class is half learn-to-sew and half sewalong. We'll spend the first part of the class giving you a guide for learning how to sew. The second half of the class will walk you through sewing the Bo pattern step by step.

12 Lessons taught by Meg
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Sewing Darts

Learn how to sew straight and double-pointed darts.

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Video: All About Interfacing

Does your pattern call for interfacing? Learn everything you need to know about fusible interfacing.

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The Willis Top Sewalong

Ready to step up your skills? In this class, you'll learn some of the essential techniques for garment sewing. Sienna will guide you through each step to sew the new Willis shirt pattern so you can master collars, buttons, darts, and pockets.

12 Lessons taught by Sienna
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How to Install a Sleeve

Sewing a set-in sleeve is easy when you follow these steps.

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Benning Tiered Dress Sewalong

Ready to make something special? Sew up this fun and floaty dress with us! This class will teach you all the tips and tricks to make the Benning dress, so pick a fabric you'd love to show off.

4 Lessons taught by Sienna