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

We recommend watching the lessons, below, in the order shown. Most sewing machines are threaded in roughly the same way so start with our “Threading the Brother 1500s” (sewing machine) lesson. Move next to our “Intro to Needles, Pins, Thimbles & Pincushions” and “Intro to Threads”. Next, get your stitching skills up to speed by watching “Hand Stitching”, “Catch Stitch”, “Slipstitch Applique” and “Sewing Buttons: Shank & 4-Hole Thread Shank”. Follow those with our seam lessons: “Hong Kong Seam”, “French Seam” and “Overlock & Open Seam”. Next learn hems by watching our “Hand Rolled Hem”, “Hem Tape” and “Overlock Hem” lessons. Then choose any one of our Pattern Layout lessons. Once you get to, and complete, our “Invisible Zipper” lesson in this section, you’ll be ready for our Intermediate and Advanced sewing lessons.

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

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.

Circular Hem with Lace Binding
Intermediate
Circular Hem / Seam Binding
Intermediate
Circular Hem / Hong Kong Bound
Intermediate
Lace Appliqué Blanket Stitch
Intermediate
Lace Applique Overcast Stitch
Intermediate
Lace Overlap Seam
Intermediate
Three Petal Flower
Intermediate
Bias Cut Wrap Rose
Intermediate
Bias Cut Wrap Carnation
Intermediate
Fagoting
Fagoting
Sewing
Intermediate
Matching Plaid
Intermediate
Handmade Frog & Ball Button
Intermediate
Foundation Bustier Construction Techniques
Intro to Hand Embroidery
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.

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
Tambour Embroidery
Advanced
Beading Needle Embroidery
Advanced
Fabric Manipulation – Swirl Pattern
Fabric Manipulation – Tier Motif
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Advanced
Tambour Beading-Sequins, Seed & Bugle Beads
Women’s Jacket Pad Stitching & Inner Construction