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You Can Sew That: Taming Tricky Fabric

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Item # 15291214
Instructor : Linda Lee
$39.99
Skill Level 2 : Some experience
Learn how to sew specialty fabric with expert Linda Lee as your guide. From velvet and tulle to faux fur, and even activewear and outdoor fabrics, master simple techniques to transform almost any material into garments that get noticed. The best part? After these video lessons, you'll finally be able to achieve beautiful results with fabrics that seemed daunting before.  Learn how to sew specialty fabric with expert Linda Lee as your guide. From velvet and tulle to faux fur, and even activewear and outdoor fabrics, master simple techniques to transform almost any material into garments that get noticed. The best part? After these video lessons, you'll finally be able to achieve beautiful results with fabrics that seemed daunting before. More
Take any fabric from bolt to beautiful, minus all that heartache in between!

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Learn how to sew specialty fabric with expert Linda Lee as your guide. From velvet and tulle to faux fur, and even activewear and outdoor fabrics, master simple techniques to transform almost any material into garments that get noticed. The best part? After these video lessons, you'll finally be able to achieve beautiful results with fabrics that seemed daunting before.
 Learn how to sew specialty fabric with expert Linda Lee as your guide. From velvet and tulle to faux fur, and even activewear and outdoor fabrics, master simple techniques to transform almost any material into garments that get noticed. The best part? After these video lessons, you'll finally be able to achieve beautiful results with fabrics that seemed daunting before.
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   Linda Lee

Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it's no surprise that she's spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She’s the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written several sewing books and contributed to magazines including Threads and Sew News. Linda has also appeared as the sewing expert for segments on HGTV's "Today at Home" and "Our Home," as well as "Sew It All," "It's Sew Easy" and "Sewing With Nancy."

Materials: What you Need

1 . Fabric for practice, such as tulle, faux fur, beaded fabric, velvet, rainwear, mesh and polyester fleece
2 . Specialty threads: perle cotton, silk thread
3 . Chalk marker
4 . Fray Check or Fray Block
5 . Double-sided craft tape
6 . Fusible web
7 . Glass-head silk pins
8 . Pattern weights
9 . Rotary cutter and mat
10 . Seam sealer for waterproofing
11 . Seam sealant
12 . Needle board or wool mohair for pressing velvet
13 . Nylon tape for seam and hem finishing
14 . Temporary spray adhesive
15 . Water-soluble stabilizer
16 . Sewing clips
17 . Craft knife
18 . Tracing paper and smooth-edged tracing wheel

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Openwork & Sheer Fabrics
00:29:30

Meet Linda Lee and start by learning how to work with openwork, sheer and fashion tulle fabrics. Then, get Linda's tricks for cutting smoothly, sewing seams without jams and hemming fashion fabrics like a pro.

Lesson 2 : Sequined & Beaded Fabrics
00:15:49

Get comfortable with techniques for working with beaded and sequined fabrics that will give your special occasion garments a designer quality.

Lesson 3 : Pile Fabrics: Faux Fur & Velvet
00:28:13

Work with pile fabrics next. Learn how to sew or trim fur and velvet. Then, follow along as Linda shows you how to choose styles and sew these specialty materials for consistently great results.

Lesson 4 : Coated Fabrics & Faux Leathers
00:21:35

Modern waxed, laminated and coated fabrics, along with faux leathers and suedes, are better than ever. In this lesson, Linda shares her best tips for working with these rugged fabrics.

Lesson 5 : Activewear Fabrics
00:25:38

Love to work out? Explore techniques for sewing activewear fabrics, including neoprene, scuba, athletic mesh and super-stretchy swimwear fabrics.

Lesson 6 : Outdoor Fabrics
00:24:21

Finally, work with high-performance outdoor fabrics, including hard-finish woven fabrics such as Ripstop and popular polyester fleece fabrics.



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