Make Your Own Clothing: Introduction to Garment Construction | Joshua McKinley | Skillshare

Make Your Own Clothing: Introduction to Garment Construction

Joshua McKinley, Designer, Project Runway Season 9 & All-Stars 2

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16 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:58
    • 2. Block Patterns - Part One

      5:35
    • 3. Block Patterns - Part Two

      5:21
    • 4. Block Patterns - Part Three

      5:35
    • 5. Fabric Cutting - Part One

      5:10
    • 6. Fabric Cutting - Part Two

      4:59
    • 7. Fabric Cutting - Part Three

      4:55
    • 8. Flat Felled Seam Part One

      5:00
    • 9. Flat Felled Seam Part Two

      2:59
    • 10. The French Seam

      5:43
    • 11. Tailored Edge Seam

      5:05
    • 12. Finishing the Armholes

      3:34
    • 13. Hong Kong Binding - Part One

      5:36
    • 14. Hong Kong Binding - Part Two

      3:46
    • 15. Finishing Up

      5:32
    • 16. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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About This Class

To understand garment construction is to appreciate the difference in quality between "fast fashion" and a beautifully constructed garment that will last decades.

This class will teach you the core sewing techniques you'll need to create any garment while at the same time give you a designer's eye for quality that'll turn you into a smarter shopper. 

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What You'll Learn

You'll leave this class with the core sewing skills you need to begin making any garment. We'll cover:

  • Block Patterns. Understanding what role a pattern plays in garment construction and where and how to find one. 
  • Fabric Cutting. How to lay a pattern onto your fabric to be able to cut it. 
  • Sewing & Stitches. Key techniques for sewing your fabric pieces together using 3 seam variations: basic stitching, french seams and Hong Kong bind seams. 
  • Finishing. Techniques for finishing your garment on the inside to achieve a professional look. 

What You'll Make

In this class I'll walk you through how to create your own vest - a simple garment ideal for garment construction first-timers. The construction is simple and sizing is a non-issue. I will share a downloadable pattern that you can use.