Jessica Giardino

The Wonderful World of Nylon

with Jessica Giardino

Add nylon to your sewing repertoire and expand your skills by leaps and bounds! Many sewists avoid nylon, thinking it is too difficult to attempt. In this class, you’ll learn to tackle the fraying edges and slippery surface of nylon fabrics with grace and aplomb.

Watch as the instructor, Jessica Giardino, shows off several different types of nylon fabric available and each one’s ideal usage. A brief description on the history of nylon will add to your knowledge base. Also, the instructor will describe the process of making nylon for curious fiber enthusiasts. Discover the ease of using a hot knife as well as the necessary safety precautions.

The class will wrap up with full instructions on how to make your own cute and flirty travel purse. This project will give you the opportunity to uncover your inner nylon sewing skills while creating your first nylon project. The cross-body purse is the perfect size for a passport, cash and map. It’s great to give as a gift to a travel enthusiast or make it for your next outing. The ripstop nylon and three different zippered pockets make this purse look sporty and professional.

The class includes six different segments covering all the knowledge you need to get started sewing nylon. Learn seam finishes, caring for the fabric, best tools to use and tricks for sewing nylon like a pro.

You will even receive two PDFs which include a detailed cutting guide for the Travel Purse along with a resource guide with additional tips and tricks for working with Nylon. By the end of the class, you’ll be itching to get stitching a second nylon project to impress your friends and family!

  • 6 Sessions
  • 1h 28m

Jessica Giardino

Hailing from a long line of artists, crafters and make-do-and-menders, Jessica grew up enjoying several different creative outlets. As an adult this has translated into finding any excuse to create daily. Her passion for sewing was handed down from her grandmother and mother. Previously, Jessica worked as a member of the amazing team that creates Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Sew it All magazines. Her work has appeared in the pages of each publication and she was featured on two episodes of Sew it All TV. When not stitching, Jessica can be found walking her tiny dog, seeking out delicious tacos, and playing all sorts of games in Portland, OR.

Class Project PDF

This helpful guide will come in handy when creating your own travel purse.

Class Resources PDF

Review this resource guide for additional tips when working with Nylon.

Meet Your Expert Video

Download this short video to hear your instructor talk about several unique aspects and tips in working with nylon

Bonus materials available after purchase

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