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50 Essential Sewing Tips

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50 vital tricks and techniques for succeeding with your sewing projects
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Highlights:
  • Techniques and tricks for better sewing
  • Professional secrets
  • Step-by-step explanations

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50 tricks and techniques for any professional sewing project

How can I prevent my seams from becoming tangled at the start? What should I do when my fabric seems too thick for my machine to sew? What can I use to replace pins so as not to make holes in my fabric? Our trainer Steffi Falk gives you answers to all these questions, along with the professional tips and techniques needed to overcome the difficulties that frustrate all seamstresses on a daily basis. This course will give you a solid foundation for approaching sewing projects with supreme confidence!

Vital Techniques and Tips

In this course, Steffi Falk, a seamstress and tailor by profession, shows you the techniques to be applied when the fabric is no longer being fed by the machine, which happens when sewing oilcloth or muslin. She'll also show you how to keep the desired gap between your seams, how to separate a seam in the right way when you make a mistake and how to iron your work and its component parts. These are 50 techniques and tricks that, when rigorously applied, will gradually become part of your routine and will change your sewing life forever!

What you'll learn:

  • How to overcome thick areas when using a sewing machine
  • What to do when the machine badly drags the fabric
  • How to sew without pins
  • How to sew regular, straight, and well-spaced seams
  • How to make your markings
  • Everything you need to know about ironing
  • How to solve sewing errors
  • How to separate seams
  • And many other techniques and tricks...
What you should already know:

You must know how to use your sewing machine.

Instructor: Steffi Falk

Steffi Falk, the proud host of several Makerist courses, is an outstanding seamstress and tailor who has proven her talent, creativity and determination throughout her career. Both dynamic and hugely informative, Steffi is now stepping out in front of the camera after years of working behind it. Amongst other things, she created the decor and costumes for television, cinema and the theatre productions of Friedrichstadt-Palaste Berlin and "Theaterkunst". Needless to say, this extraordinary journey has enabled her to now pass on the many sewing tips and tricks that she has picked up along the way - turning you into an expert just like her! So check her courses out now!

Your Courseplan
INTRO 50 SEWING TIPS
02:40
In this class you'll discover many tips on how to become a sewing expert and successfully complete all of your sewing projects. How to start a seam nicely, how to make the most of your iron, how to solve mistakes, how to manage curves and darts... these are just a few of the techniques that you'll soon be able to master. Steffi Falk, your trainer, will pass on to you everything she's learnt from several decades of experience as a professional seamstress and costume maker.
EPISODE 1 TOOLS AND RESOURCES
03:32
In the first episode, Steffi is going to open up her sewing box and show you all of the wonderful tools and resources that she keeps inside. For each little problem that may arise during your sewing projects, there are always different solutions possible - each one of which has its own set of tools. You'll discover a wide range of sewing tools, but also everyday objects which can be used to help you overcome these obstacles.
EPISODE 2 KNOTTING INSTEAD OF SEWING UP
20:31
When sewing darts, especially on particularly thin fabrics, tying off may hinder your progress or end up not looking so pretty. In this episode, Steffi shows you the tips and tricks you'll need close off seams nicely.
EPISODE 1 YARN THREADS AS ASSISTANCE
14:04
Seams beginnings on very fine or elastic fabrics can be a real headache. In this episode, you'll learn how to use the threads correctly from the beginning of your project, what tricks can be used for rebellious seams, and how to use your sewing thread as a guide.
EPISODE 4 HOW TO FIX SEAMS
10:16
If you've ever strayed from the right path whilst sewing a seam, there's absolutely no need to redo everything! In this episode, you'll see how to correct small unintended detours and avoid sewing small folds in your fabric.
EPISODE 5 HOW TO RIP OUT SEAMS PROPERLY
35:17
Ripping out seams need not be a drama! Steffi will tell you everything you need to watch out for in order to rip out a seam without leaving any traces. You'll learn about the different methods adapted to each type of seam and fabric. You'll see how to rip out straight and zigzag seans, stretch seams and overlays on cotton, silk, jersey, sponge, velvet and jeans... all without any drama!
EPISODE 6 MARKING AND TRACING
24:56
It's time to learn everything about the different marking tools! You'll know which tools to choose depending on the type of fabric and its intended use. You'll also learn how to cut a tailor's chalk, or if you don't have any, which of your everyday tools can be used to mark the fabric. Steffi will also present you with various tools to trace your sewing margins.
EPISODE 7 KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE
13:22
When sewing the seam allowance or sewing a regular seam, certain distances must be respected. During this episode, you'll learn all the tips and tricks to help make this much easier for you.
EPISODE 8 SEWING OVER THICK SPOTS
14:29
Jean and belt fabric are both extremely thick - so when sewing these fabrics, things can get quite tricky. During this episode, you'll learn how to help your sewing machine pass through this thicknesses without too much trouble, or how to flatten the fabric before beginning to sew. Easy!
EPISODE 9 SOLVING FABRIC FEEDING ISSUES
16:12
It can happen that certain kinds of fabric get stuck below your pressor foot, particularly when working with waxed and other coated fabrics. On the other hand, very thin and stretchy fabrics may not be fed by the machine. In this episode, Steffi will show how to solve these issues to be able to sew all fabrics with confidence.
EPISODE 10 SEWING WITHOUT PINS
14:30
It's possible to prepare your fabric to be sewn without using pins. For this purpose, Steffi will show you the different alternatives that exist and how to use them.
EPISODE 11 HOW TO DEAL WITH WIDTHS IN FABRIC
16:47
In this episode, you'll learn how to deal with different fabric widths and how to spread the fabric evenly when sewing two pieces of different dimensions together. Steffi's tips with be very useful to successfully sew along the curves of a garment or when sewing an invisible hem on lining.
EPISODE 12 IRONING
36:07
The saying goes that well ironed is already half sewn, and this certainly isn't far from the truth. In this episode, Steffi will teach you the proper ironing habits to adopt to help you in your projects. She'll show you how to use certain ironing accessories such as an ironing arm or an ironing pillow, how to best prepare your fabric for a hem, how to iron curves and how to give shape to your fabric with the help of your iron.
Material
Highlights
  • Techniques and tricks for better sewing
  • Professional secrets
  • Step-by-step explanations
You Need
  • Sewing machine
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Leftover fabric to use
  • Thread
  • Sewing scissors
  • A quick release
  • Pins
  • Paper
Ratings
Jillian James
07.10.2017
This course is brilliant for both beginners and those with much more sewing experience. It explains very clearly each stage of a technique and give very clear advice and instructions on equipment and how to get the best out of it. For instance, how to use the iron to manipulate the fabric and to get the shape and perfect finish. An example would be;which marking tools are suitable for certain fabrics and techniques. There are lots of tips and hacks- such as for sewing tricky fabrics- that are extremely useful for lots of projects to give that professional finish to any project, without getting flustered! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who sews , as we can all learn something new, no matter how long you have been sewing. I know I've picked up lots of tips and tricks that I hadn't even thought of. Thank you for a fantastic course!
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