Have you ever taken a traditional sewing class? I haven't. I simply never had the opportunity. I learned to sew from my mom, and then I picked up as much as I could from books, and later from blogs on the internet. A few years ago, a girl moved in a few houses down from me who had just graduated from fashion design school and boy, have I learned some tricks from her!
Even with all that, I didn't know half the tips and tricks that Gail Yellen shows in her Craftsy class 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know.
If you sew clothing and sometimes wish that patterns were more descriptive... or if you ever wonder 'is there a better way to do that?' then this class is for you!
Just knowing the right tools to have in your sewing toolbox will make everything you sew easier and more professional looking. Gail reveals all her favorite tools and inexpensive products and I was sold... I've already ordered a few things to try.
Set-in sleeves used to be my least favorite part of any pattern, but Gail totally de-mystifies 'ease-stitching' and shows a cheater way too.
The tips for facings and bindings are totally awesome. Most patterns don't give a whole lot of guidance in these areas, but once you've watched Gail demonstrate these techniques you'll be able to breeze through your pattern and get it right the first time.
I totally appreciate the section on bound buttonholes. I have searched all my books and online too for good instructions for a bound buttonhole with no luck. Gail shows two different techniques... one for knits that I can't wait to try.
I can't wait for you to 'get to know' Gail and all her techniques from this fun class and that's why I'm so excited that Craftsy is letting me giveaway 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know to one lucky reader.
Update: the giveaway that was offered with this post is now over, but the class is still one of my favorites - it's sure to boost your sewing confidence! :)