Quick & Dirty Sewing: Essential Tools Crash Course Free class

Miranda Harper, Seamstress/Costumer

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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!

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Amaryllis Chen

Here to learn

I don't agree with everything she said, but overall I thought this was a really good class.
Saved me money and the headache of not knowing where to start. Totally worth the investment in time.
Leandra Spinelli

Collage Artist





Miranda Harper


Well hey there! Nice to meet you! 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 day job as a graphic designer and I love to paint, cook, watch comic book TV shows and hang out with my dog.

I think sewing is an incredible skill that everyone should have even if all you do is replace buttons and hem pants. Those things are important.

When you take my classes, you'll learn basic skills to transfer to other sewing projects and I'll throw in a few industry tips to make your sewing life easier. Enjoy!