Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Affiliate Disclaimer

  • 2

    Chapter 1: How to Thread Your Machine

    • Familiarize yourself with your Machine

    • Wind your Bobbin

    • Thread your Machine

    • Thread your Bobbin

  • 3

    Chapter 2: How to Square Up Fabric

    • Introduction

    • Wash and Dry your Fabric

    • Match the Selvedge Edges

    • Line up the folded edge with your cutting mat line

    • Cut the Raw Edges

  • 4

    Chapter 3: How to Use a Rotary Cutter

    • Types of Rotary Cutter Blades

    • Remember to Change out your Blades

    • How to Sharpen your Rotary Cutter Blade

    • Preparing to use your Rotary Cutter

    • Cutting with your Rotary Cutter

    • Rotary Cutter Safety

    • How to Use a Rotary Cutter - Video

  • 5

    Chapter 4: How to Maintain Your Cutting Mat

    • Introduction

    • Wash your Cutting Mat

    • Scrub your Cutting Mat

    • Rinse and Dry your Cutting Mat

    • Free Cutting Mat Care Printable

  • 6

    Chapter 5: All about Sewing Machine Needles

    • Introduction

    • Types of Sewing Machine Needles

    • Needle Chart

    • Sizes and Systems

    • Sewing Machine Needle Printable

  • 7

    Chapter 6: How to Determine Stitch Length

    • Introduction

    • What is stitch length?

    • Why to Change Stitch Length

    • How to Change Stitch Length

    • Free Stitch Length Printable

  • 8

    Chapter 7: How to Sew a Straight Line

    • Introduction

    • Practice Sewing on Lined Paper

    • Use the Width of your Presser Foot

    • Use an Adjustable Edge Guide

    • Stitch Plate Markings

    • Use a Magnetic Guide

  • 9

    Chapter 8: How to Sew Curves and Corners

    • Line up your Raw Edges

    • Guide your Fabrics

    • Keep the Raw Edges Aligned

    • Practice

    • Clip and Turn

    • Stitch your Corners

    • Clip your Corners

  • 10

    Chapter 9: The Ins and Outs of Interfacing

    • Introduction

    • Woven Interfacing

    • Non-Woven Interfacing

    • Knit Interfacing

    • Interfacing weight

    • Installation of Interfacing

  • 11

    Chapter 10: How and Why to use a Twin Needle

    • Introduction

    • What is a Twin Needle

    • Types of Twin Needles

    • How to Install a Twin Needle

    • How to Thread your Machine

    • Stitch with your Twin Needle

    • Troubleshooting

    • How to Use a Twin Needle - Video

  • 12

    Chapter 11: How to Sew a Blind Hem

    • Introduction

    • Prepare your Fabric

    • Prepare your Machine

    • Stitch the Blind Hem

    • How to Sew a blind hem using your Sewing Machine - Video

  • 13

    Chapter 12: How to Stitch a Rolled Hem

    • Introduction

    • Rolled Hem Foot

    • Preparing to use your Rolled Hem Foot

    • Stitch your Rolled Hem

    • Video Tutorial of How to Stitch a Rolled Hem - Video

  • 14

    Chapter 13: French Seams Made Easy

    • Introduction

    • Determine your seam allowance

    • Divide your seam allowance in half and stitch

    • Stitch the Second Seam

    • Stitching French Seams in Garments

    • How to Sew a French Seam - Video

  • 15

    Chapter 14: Add a Zipper into a Handbag

    • Introduction

    • Step 1: Cut out the Pocket Piece

    • Step 2: Place the Pocket Piece Right Sides together with the Bag Piece

    • Create the opening

    • Add the Zipper

    • Complete the Pocket

    • Add a Zipper into Handbag - Video

  • 16

    Chapter 15: Tips for Sewing with Leather

    • Introduction

    • Tools you will need for Sewing with Leather - Free Printable

    • Teflon Foot

    • Use a Longer Stitch Length

    • Do Not Use Pins

    • Stitch with Care

    • Simple Project for Sewing With Leather

  • 17

    Chapter 16: Add an Invisible Zipper

    • Introduction

    • Press your Zipper and Snap on Your Foot

    • Start with the Right Side of the Zipper

    • Stitch the Right Side

    • Stitch the Left Side

    • Finish the Seam

  • 18

    Chapter 17: How to Install Kam Snaps

    • What are Kam Snaps

    • Parts of a Kam Snap

    • How to Install the Snaps

    • How to Install Kam Snaps

  • 19

    Chapter 18: How to Make Bias Binding

    • Introduction

    • Fold a Square of Fabric on the Bias

    • Stitch

    • Draw Lines

    • Cut the Lines

    • Press through a Bias Tape Maker

    • Bias Binding Calculation Charts

    • How to Make Bias Binding - Video

  • 20

    Chapter 19: How to Stitch Bias Binding

    • Introduction

    • About Bias Binding

    • Step 1: Open the Bias Binding and clip

    • Step 2: Stitch along the first fold

    • How to Create Mitered Corners

    • Joining the Bias Ends

    • Fold Over the Bias Binding

    • Stitch the Bias Binding

  • 21

    Chapter 20: How to Sew Ladder Stitch

    • Introduction

    • Diagram for Ladder Stitch

    • Video on How to Sew Ladder Stitch

  • 22

    Chapter 21: What is a Walking Foot and Why do I Need it?

    • Introduction

    • How to Install a Walking foot

    • Sewing with a Walking Foot

    • Sew with a Walking Foot - Video

  • 23

    Chapter 22: Tips for Sewing with Knits

    • Introduction

    • Use the Correct Needle

    • Use a Twin Needle

    • Use a Walking Foot

    • Use a Knit Stitch

    • Use a Serger