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Sewing For Selling Intro0:29
About the Class1:59
Tools and Materials3:07
Make Your Cutting Templates7:16
Optimize Your Layout9:01
Cut Your Fabric9:02
Streamline Your Process5:39
About This Class
Have you always wanted to sell your sewn items in an Etsy shop or at craft fairs? Maybe you already do but you're sales are limited by how quickly you can make your items. In this class you will learn how to optimize your pattern layout and streamline your sewing process so you can sew in small batches of up to 15 items at once. This will save you time, fabric, and ultimately money!
P.S. If you like these concepts and are ready to delve into the world of industrial sewing, I highly recommend you read this blog: http://fashion-incubator.com/ It's VERY technical, basically the engineering of apparel manufacturing, but it's fascinating!
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Great class! Definitely had some good tips for streamlining the cutting/sewing/pressing process that goes into making a a garment. I will definitely be picking up some card stock and redoing my pattern pieces after watching this!
Wow, great step by step instructions on how to see a lot at once. I plan to do this with a kitchen item and this helps to see exactly how Melanie suggests doing each step. Thank you!
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I am a sewing pattern and surface pattern designer. I've had four sewing patterns published in two issues of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2014 and the Unofficial Downton Abbey Sews Edition). Though my degrees are in Engineering, I've been sewing since I was 8 and knitting since I was 24. I regularly teach private sewing classes and summer sewing camps in the Austin, TX area, where I reside with my husband and 2 kids.