Whether a pattern calls for one or not a side seam pocket can be an easy addition to almost any pattern, and Beth Bradley shows you how! First Beth begins with what a side seam pocket is and what makes it an easy addition. Next, Beth moves on to how you go about adding the pocket to your pattern if it isn’t already there, and talks about the different pattern types that aren’t able to accommodate side seam pockets, like a skirt with a side zipper. Beth then talks about the different types of fabrics that can be used to make the pocket, from fabric matching the rest of the garment to a lining fabric. Finally, it’s in to how to draft the pattern and even customize it for your hand size. Beth then shows the finishing touches of how to sew the pockets into the side seams with ease.
Christina Patzman talks about which types of lining are appropriate for various fabrics. She goes into detail about why the hang loose (polyester) and ambiance (bemberg rayon) are her favorites and discusses when you should use them. You will also learn about non-traditional lining fabrics such as pongee, china silk, and taffeta.Watch Now >>
Ellen March teaches you how to make a beautiful flower-shaped bath mat using heavy fabrics. You will need three fabrics – gripper (preferably by the yard), terry cloth for the outer fabric and an interlining microfiber soaker fabric. Ellen also discusses ways to save time and money by using items you have around your house.Watch Now >>
Tara Rex provides helpful tips on how to best organize your machine stitches. You will find these tips will save you time and potential frustration. Find out what classes are available to assist you with understanding your sewing machine. Learn the many stitch options your machine has. Use these tips to ensure a successful andWatch Now >>