After years of traveling and fitting every shape and size of body possible, I have come to a the conclusion that almost every sewer, no matter how long we have sewn or our skill level, fails to do three essential things when preparing a pattern.
You get an average of 2.5 hours of lessons in each class. Start, stop, rewind and review as often as you want.
She is now teaching 8 classes (click for more info):
Fitting Solo: From Measurement to Muslin
Discover how to measure yourself on your own with expert sewing instructor Linda Lee's easy-to-follow techniques. Start by finding the correct pattern size for your body and taking accurate measurements. Then, make basic pattern adjustments and evaluate fit using muslins. From there, you'll lengthen, shorten, narrow or widen a top pattern while keeping the seams correctly aligned. Once your adjustments are made, you'll create a fitting muslin, mark alterations and apply them to your pattern. Stretch your skills as you fit a pair of pants by changing width, knee placement, and both stride and total length. Ensure your pants will be comfortable and flattering by making adjustments to your muslin and pattern. Plus, see how to apply the same fitting process to a skirt pattern. For essential finishing touches, learn a waistband alteration trick and make final adjustments for your specific shape.
Sewing Notions Workshop
Easily improve your sewing using a few key tools! Explore the notions you need and learn techniques to get the best results from each.
Explore the essential sewing notions that make projects easier! Join popular sewing expert Linda Lee and learn how to maximize your efficiency and enhance your results when using these vital sewing tools. During class, Linda will begin with a focus on tools for marking before showing you effective methods for joining fabric smoothly. Then, you’ll discover the supplies that make it easy to achieve perfect seams and move on to conquer pressing for truly polished projects. You’ll even learn how to keep fabric fresh and wrinkle-free by using spray pressing aids. You'll end class with great insights into the best tools and techniques for troubleshooting mistakes.
Essential Sewing Notions selected by Linda: Crafty Supplies
Shouldn’t your table linens have a look worthy of the unforgettable times and conversations you’ve shared around the table? Join renowned designer and instructor Linda Lee and create four fantastic projects that will take your table decor far beyond the average! During class, see how easy it is to get started by folding, marking and stitching your way into traditional, hemstitched napkins with expertly pressed edges and corners. Then, get ready for placemat perfection, as Linda shows you how to make placemats with an elegant ribbon frame. For your third project, move on to create an elegant table runner, learning to miter at unique angles without anxiety. Plus, Linda will finish by showing you how to make two captivating tablecloths — rectangular and round — as you learn to sew mitered double-fold bindings, all in one step. One thing’s clear, when it comes to the table, this class will have you set!
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Become an expert in sewing knits alongside pattern designer Linda Lee. Learn to select the ideal knits for all of your projects. Choose the right needles, threads and machine feet for easier, better sewing. Achieve dreamy results with delicate sheer and open-weave fabrics. Master tissue knits to sew light layers or lingerie like a pro. Sew medium-weight knits that offer excellent structure for shirts, dresses and pants. Get the best tips for working with double knits to transform them into elegant dresses and suits. Make heavy knits work for you to tackle winter in style. Conquer chic novelty knits for one-of-a-kind garments. Plus, upgrade your knit garments with ready-to-wear details: flawless elastic waistbands, neck bindings and set-in sleeves. Get tips for sewing knits of any variety, and achieve rewarding results every time!
Sew Pillows with Luxury Fabrics
Go ahead, spring for that specialty fabric. In this class, you'll gain the skills you need to showcase your design style using fine fabrics. Author and sewing expert Linda Lee will be your guide as you create four elegant custom pillows. Get a grip on slippery silk as you learn techniques for sewing specialty fabrics without marring the weave. Sew sheer fabric with ease as you stitch a self-flanged pillow using organza. Carefully craft a lavish velvet pillow with simple smocking that showcases the lush texture. Linda even divulges her secrets for sewing around curves as she teaches you how to stitch a tufted silk pillow. By the end of this class, you'll have the skills to command luxury fabrics and create custom pillows that instantly elevate your home decor!
Underneath It All
Alongside fashionista Linda Lee, you'll learn essential skills for making and sewing fine garment interiors: choose interfacings, underlinings, interlinings, facings and linings, and install them perfectly in your garments. Bring stunning structure and a lifetime of longevity to your fabric with interfacings. Underline entire garments to reduce wrinkles and give beautiful body to limp fabrics. Interline your outerwear to protect your fabric and add warmth and comfort to the garment. Flawlessly finish raw edges on exposed areas of your garments with facings. Plus, you'll learn to line both pants and skirts, and Linda will even share how to draft and sew your own tailored jacket lining.
Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics
Fashion knit fabrics have a delicious drape, create elegant yet comfortable garments, but can often be challenging to sew. Master the techniques you need to create your own fashion knit wardrobe with your home sewing machine, including how to prepare your fabric, finish seams and edges, stabilize shoulders and necklines, and troubleshoot for puckering, curling, slipped stitches and more. If you have a serger, Linda offers invaluable advice for using it to create attractive finishes.
Here's Linda's insight on her Sewing Fashion Knits class in our blog: Sew Fabulous Fashion Knits for Craftsy.
Sewing with Silks: The Liberty Shirt
Renowned designer and sewing instructor Linda Lee guides you through the construction of the classic and luxurious Liberty Shirt (pattern included!) and gives you invaluable tips for working with these exquisite fabrics. Silk's graceful drape and lustrous sheen make it a natural choice for creating beautiful clothing, but its cost and delicate nature can be intimidating. In this Craftsy class, Linda demystifies silk's many varieties and shares a wealth of techniques for preparing, sewing and finishing the show-stopping Liberty Shirt. So many techniques and tricks to learn in over 4 hours of instruction.