Quick & Dirty Sewing: Essential Tools Crash Course

Miranda Harper, Seamstress/Cosplayer

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6 Videos (16m)
    • Welcome to Essential Tools Crash Course

    • Scissors and Shears

    • Absolute Essentials

    • Non-Essential But Useful

    • Stuff You Don't Need

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class

Whenever you start a new hobby, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the cool new gear and supplies you could buy. Cut through all the clutter and get down to the basic essential tools.

Learn what you'll absolutely need, what you might need later when you get more advanced, and what you'll never need. Think you might need a serrated tracing wheel or an EZ Hem marker? Let's find out!

31 of 32 students recommendSee All

I love your teaching style. Thank you for the helpful information. I wish I had taken your class earlier, it would have saved me a nice piece of change.
A good quick overview of the supplies needed, with good explanations for her reasons for recommending them. I differ with Miranda on the use of rotary cutters. I have used them since they first came out in the late 70s, early 80s. A rotary cutter is indispensable for production sewing. It's all a matter of the end use, and your own preferences!
Elaine T Rutledge

Creating something beautiful!

quick to the point. Audio is a bit annoying, but overall everyone little tips help.





Miranda Harper


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Well hey there! My name is Miranda and I teach sewing classes here on Skillshare. I've been sewing for almost 20 years, have degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising and been a freelance seamstress/designer/tailor for almost 8 years making everything from prom dresses to swim wear to cowboy vests. I also have a...

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