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5 Classes (4 hours 56 minutes)

  • Materials

    Sewing machine, thread, sewing needle, bobbin, fabric, paper, pen, sketch pad, ruler, paper scissors, fabric scissors, iron, zipper

  • Final Product

    Zippered bag, made-to-measure muslin, tailored garment of your design

  • Level


Foundational Sewing Skills: Sew A Zippered Bag From Scratch

Start small by making a chic zippered pouch. In the process you'll discover how to prep a sewing machine, sew secure seams and stitches, and craft perfect hems. Plus, some necessary sewing terms!

Sew Your Own Clothes: Use Sewing Patterns Like a Pro

Now that you're warmed up, it's time to start prepping for your personal design project. Learn how to select the right pattern and fabric, collect the notions you'll need, create your paper pattern, and get hands-on with some important sewing techniques.

DIY Clothing Design: Design Clothes Unique to Your Style and Silhouette

Next up, explore possible silhouettes for your garment; choose the right fabric drape, weight, stretch, and opacity; and utilize seams and lining to make your garment look professionally made.

Sewing with Prints: Boost Your Sewing Skills with a Plaid Skirt

You're in the home stretch! Learn how to place prints on your garment to get the best effect on your body, discover the benefits of using certain patterned fabrics over others, and create optical illusions and balance within your garment.

Custom Fit Clothing: Sewing a Made-to-Measure Muslin

In this final class, discover how to adjust a pattern to flatter your unique shape as well as create a true custom-fit muslin.

Congratulations! You’re All Done.

You did it! You’ve completed the full Learning Path. We can’t wait to see where these skills take you next.