Sewing

Learn How to Sew

Sewing is one of the most critical disciplines in fashion design. Our sewing video lessons cover everything from learning how to thread a sewing machine to learning how to sew one of the most challenging materials of all, leather. Click on any lesson picture, below, to learn more! Note: You'll learn the most from these lessons by doing exactly what the teachers are doing, using your own materials

Beginner

If you’re new to sewing, start with “Threading the Brother 1500s” (sewing machine), then go on to master our “Intro” lessons. Move next to our series of lessons about “Finishes.” Then, let us teach you the ins and outs of zippers. Watch and master 6 more lessons in this section, whichever ones interest you most, before moving on to our Intermediate lessons.

Pattern Layout on Napped Fabrics
Pattern Layout on Horizontal Stripe Fabrics
Pattern Layout on Engineered Print Fabrics
Pattern Layout on One-Way Print Fabrics
Pattern Layout On Vertical Stripe Fabric
Pattern Layout on Satin & Shine Fabric
Pattern Layout on All Over Print Fabrics
Pattern Layout on Plaid & Check Fabric
Pattern Layout on Solid Fabric
French Piping
French Piping
Sewing
Beginner
Hand Stitching
Beginner
Interfacings, Underlinings, Interlinings & Linings
Intro To Needles, Pins, Thimbles & Pincushions
Machine-made Buttonholes: Straight & Keyhole
Lapped Zipper with a Back Facing
Knit Seam Finishes
Beginner
Knit Hem Finishes
Beginner
Knit-Necklines – Overlock/Chainstitch & Banded Neckline/Two Needle Coverstitch
Lapped Seam Finish
Beginner
Sewing a Pickstitch
Beginner
Sewing a Catchstitch
Beginner
Pressing Tools & Techniques
Pressing Tools & Techniques
Fashion Lectures
Beginner
Neck/Armhole bias Binding: Hand Stitched
Exposed Separating Zipper
Beginner
Embellished Prick Stitch Zipper
Double-Faced Wool Seam
Beginner
Velvet Blind Stitch-Double Overcast
Overcast Stitch
Beginner
Slipstitch Applique
Beginner
Blanket Stitch
Beginner
Slot Seam
Slot Seam
Sewing
Beginner
Single Fold Bias Binding – Edgestitch
Single Fold Bias Binding- Crackstitch
Spaghetti Straps
Beginner
Threading the Brother 1500s
Beginner
Introduction to Knit Fabrics
Introduction to Knit Fabrics
Fashion Lectures
Beginner
Knit Fabric Principles
Knit Fabric Principles
Fashion Lectures
Beginner
Introduction to Threads
Introduction to Threads
Fashion Lectures
Beginner
Intro to Buttons & Buttonholes
Beginner
Hand Rolled Hem Finish
Beginner
Sheer Hem Finishes Compilation
Sheer Seam Finishes Compilation
Wool Hem Finishes Compilation
Wool Seam Finishes Compilation
Fly Front Zipper
Beginner
Centered Zipper
Beginner
Lapped Zipper
Lapped Zipper
Sewing
Beginner
Invisible Zipper
Beginner
Handmade Bound Buttonhole
Beginner
Sewing Buttons: Shank & 4-Hole Thread Shank
Thread Bar & French Loop Tack
Double Stitched Seam Finish
Beginner
Faux Flat Felled Seam finish
French Seam Finish
Beginner
Hem Tape Hem Finish
Beginner
Hong Kong Seam Finish
Beginner
Double Welt Pocket
Beginner
Hong Kong Hem Finish
Beginner
Horsehair Hem Finish
Beginner
Mock French Seam Finish
Beginner
Overlock Hem Finish
Beginner
Machine Foot Baby Hem
Beginner
Pinked & Stitched Hem Finish
Overlock & Open Seam Finish
Beginner
Pinked & Open Seam Finish
Beginner
Ribbon Edge Hem Finish
Beginner
Single Edge Stitch Seam Finish
Tailored Edge/Baby Hem Finish
Single Welt Pocket
Beginner
Wide Straight Grain Hem Finish

Intermediate

In our Intermediate section, We will teach you couture sewing techniques ranging from how to applique a lace seam, the basics on couture buttons and buttonholes and finally how to create hand-made fabric flowers. Choose any 5 lessons that interest you, and nail them.

Matching Plaid
Intermediate
Fagoting
Fagoting
Sewing
Intermediate
Handmade Frog & Ball Button
Intermediate
Swimsuit Construction Tips
Intermediate
Foundation Bustier Construction Techniques
Handmade Straight Buttonhole
Intermediate
Circular Hem with Lace Binding
Intermediate
Lace Appliqué Overcast Stitch
Intermediate
Lace Appliqué Blanket Stitch
Intermediate
Lace Overlap Seam
Intermediate
Three Petal Flower
Intermediate
Circular Hem / Seam Binding
Intermediate
Circular Hem / Hong Kong Bound
Intermediate
Bias Cut Wrap Rose
Intermediate
Bias Cut Wrap Carnation
Intermediate

Advanced

Before jumping into our Advanced Sewing section, first look and listen to our Beginner lecture called “Leather Tanning to Types”. Then run through our 6-part leather sewing lessons in this section to teach you how to sort & cut leather, how to interface & stabilize leather seams and the sewing techniques you’ll need to know to sew a complete leather jacket.

Women’s Jacket Pad Stitching & Inner Construction
Beading Needle Embroidery
Advanced
Fabric Manipulation – Tier Motif
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Advanced
Tambour Beading-Sequins, Seed & Bugle Beads
Leather: Sorting & Cutting
Advanced
Leather: Interfacing & Stabilizing Seams
Leather Sewing Techniques – Part 1
Leather Sewing Techniques – Part 2
Leather Sewing Techniques – Part 3
Leather Sewing Techniques – Part 4
Leather Tanning to Types
Leather Tanning to Types
Fashion Lectures
Advanced
Fabric Manipulation – SwirlPattern
Tambour Embroidery
Advanced