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Techniques + Tutorials + Style = Sew Confident!

Sew Confident! Class in a Flash is an electronic educational program produced by Linda Lee that not only offers how-to tutorials relating to garment-making and The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, but gives you processes and ideas that enhance our collection with pattern variation suggestions, fitting solutions, wardrobe ideas, and signature sewing techniques.

The tutorials are presented in a step-by-step format rather than as a continuous video. By stopping the action at the point of interest, you will be able to work at your own pace and successfully recreate the technique that will give you the right results. Linda Lee shows you how to create more than you ever thought you could. Do even more when you buy the patterns, too.

Find out more quickly: Watch Preview, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Download Help

SCflashdrive-image2Take a class on your time, any time!

• Available on a Flash drive or download from our website
• View it on your computer, iPad, Kindle or other portable device
• Start, stop and restart any time
• Reuse as often as you like
• Print the program content (it's a PDF) and build your sewing library
• Choose a specific class or buy a whole year (12 classes) and SAVE!

Our classes are timeless.

If you've never taken a Sew Confident! class, start with our Year 1 (2012) series.

Sew Confident!
Yearly Subscriptions

12 Tutorials

12 Tutorials
with 3 patterns

Sew Confident! Year 1 (2012) $99 $145
Sew Confident! Year 2 (2013) $99 $145
Sew Confident! Year 3 (2014) $99 $145
Sew Confident! Year 4 (2015) $99 $145

The materials come to you on a handy flash drive, ready for you to download to your computer, iPad, Kindle or other portable device. For the current year's subscription, you will receive monthly emails notifying you of new tutorials to add to your flash drive and printed library. For the previous years, all tutorials are included on the flash drive and the website. For more details, see Sew Confident! Help here.

Save more with the pattern package!

At least three of the tutorials every year have complete instructions to sew a garment start to finish. SAVE when you buy the tutorial subscription plus three patterns!


For more details and samples from a Sew Confident! tutorial, watch our demo or download the file HERE to start your collection.


Year 1 (2012)
Single Tutorials
Description Pattern Price $
How to Measure Measurement Chart, Ease Charts & How to Measure Guide   FREE
Sewing with Knits How to tame sewing knits, seam and hem finishes, notions, presser feet, tools & techniques for sewing machine and serger. Trio T-Shirt 24.99
Sewing with Linen Understanding sewing linen using the right notions, presser feet, tools & techniques. Includes simple machine stitch embellishments. Nine Lives Vest 24.99
Sewing with Silk Take the myster out of sewing with silk using the right seam and hem finishes, interfacings, notions, presser feet, tools & techniques. Stella Top 24.99
Making a Swing T Variation of Trio T-Shirt: Lengthen + Inverted Pleat = Swing Trio.   18.99
Fitting Shoulders Five Shoulder Alterations: narrow, sloping, forward thrust, balancing and round back. Learn the tools to use and tracing methods.   18.99
Installing an Invisible Zipper Learn the secrets to installing an invisible zipper using the right presser feet, stabilizers, and skills for a smooth insertion.   18.99
Crinkles, Gauzes and Stretch Lace Learn essential techniques & tools to tame difficult novelty, open-weave, lacey and sheer stretch fabrics. 18.99
Tanks Again Discover unique and fashion forward edge and neck finishes, style & shape variations for a simple tank pattern.   18.99
Setting a Sleeve Learn the easiest and most professional method for setting in perfect sleeves in any fabric. Understand the anatomy of a sleeve.   18.99
Modernists Concepts for Clothing This is an inspirational tutorial about how to interpret and bring high-end designer trends of the day into your own artistic work using colorblocking techniques and interesting color and texture combinations.   18.99
Fitting the Bust Five pattern alterations for adding bust fullness in any pattern.   18.99
Bias Bindings Add beautiful bound edges to finish and embellish your garments - French Bias Binding, Offset Binding & Trio Outline Binding   18.99
West End Details 11 Great Sewing Tips for Better Results! Learn to sew an exposed zipper, basting alternatives, trimming and clipping tools, topstitching aids and more.   18.99
  TOTAL 264.87




Year 2 (2013)
Single Tutorials

Description Pattern Price $
How to Measure Measurement Chart, Ease Charts & How to Measure Guide   FREE
Kabuki Patchwork Jacket Sew a pieced jacket using overlaying silk panels and decoravie serging.   24.99
Liberty Knit Pullover Alter the Liberty Shirt to make a knit pullover topwith cowl. Liberty Shirt 24.99
Urban Cardigan Turn the Urban T-shirt into a cardigan and add raw-edge knit patchwork embellishments.  Urban T-Shirt & Pants 24.99
Collars & Stands Step-by-step instructions for collars & stands. Two methods. 18.99
Small Hems, Five Narrow Hem Options Options for fine hems: zigzag, triple stitched, baby, faux piped & doublefold. 18.99
Downtown Bags Make a complete bag and learn zipper & pocket techniques, unique closure & hardware ideas.   18.99
DIY Pants Fitting Common pants pattern alterations you can do on your own! 18.99
Clothing: Zakka Style Add handstitching and fine craft details to handmade garments, accessories and interiors. 18.99
The Sewing Workshop Ensembles Sewing Workshop pattern combinations - create a wardrobe! 18.99
Raw Edge Construction Make the Opal Jacket using overlapping seams. Step-by-step instructions & techniques. Pearl & Opal Jacket 18.99
Sewing Velvet Understand how to sew velvet - cutting & sewing techniques. 18.99
Loops and Tubes Create button loops, cord-filled tubing & drawstrings using the best tools and techniques.   18.99
  TOTAL 245.88




Year 3 (2014)
Single Tutorials

Description Pattern Price $
How to Measure Measurement Chart, Ease Charts & How to Measure Guide   FREE
Sewing with Knits Update More info for hard-to-sew knits, plus add a long sleeve to the Eureka Top. Eureka Top & Skirt 24.99
Tee for Two - T-Shirt Variations Modify the Olive Top & Urban T-Shirt to make easy basic tees. Pattern work and construction details.

Alex & Olive Tops
Urban T-Shirt & Pants

Bagging a Lining
Adding lining to your favorite shirt/jacket pattern. Learn to make a pattern when one is not included in the pattern. MixIt Shirt, Top & Tank 24.99
It's a Wrap! Graphic Skirts Return of the wrap skirts. Create the Sandra Betzina Skirt in colorblocked knits.   18.99
Sleeve Plackets Step-by-step instructions for 2 types of sleeve plackets.   18.99
Pantpourri Pants in every style! Have fun with the details!   18.99
Black + White A simple wardrobe - crisp, clean & sophisticated!   18.99
1 Bias Strip = 4 Stylish Looks

Construct four bias binding treatments for necklines and armholes in woven fabrics.

Faux Fashion Leather

Faux Leather Details! Step-by-step tutorial on working with faux leather.



Perfect Corners

Sew, trim and press six corner configurations that commonly occur in garment sewing.



eTee Evolution

Learn to lengthen the eTee to make a tunic and add long sleeves, too!



The Essential Third Piece

Learn how versatile vests can be for all seasons! See them as not only statement garments, but also as an accessory garment. 









Year 4 (2015)
Single Tutorials

Description Pattern Price $
How to Measure Measurement Chart, Ease Charts & How to Measure Guide   FREE
Texture Play Zen Jacket
Learn how to create a “new” fabric by appliquéing a woven fabric to a knit fabric. Now & Zen Shirt  
Open Work Fabrics You will learn how to work with fabrics that have spaces between a closer texture.    
Sewing Tissue Knits Learn how to make simple modifications to the Hudson Top pattern and learn how to sew tissue weight knits.    
Quincy Topper Learn how to adjust the Quincy Jacket pattern to make a simple unlined, knee-length coat. Quincy Top & Pants  
Go with the Flow Pants

Learn to cut and sew fabrics that are slippery, filmy, and flowing. From bold motifs to more subtle designs, make yourself a pair of pants in a silky fabric.

Inspiration Boards So you want to sew fashion ensembles, but you can’t pull it all together?
In this tutorial, you will learn how to build storyboards to use as planning tools.
Buttonholes in Knits Learn to make machine buttonholes in three weights of knit fabrics ― tissue weight, mid-weight and bulky knits.    
Denim Chicago Jacket Learn to construct the Chicago Jacket in a stretch denim. The tutorial concentrates on creating a design journal, construction details, embellishments and detailed topstitching. Chicago Jacket  
Eureka Top ReMAKE Learn to modify the Eureka Top into two separate styles. Find inspiration, pattern alteration techniques, knit to woven pattern tips.    
More tutorials to come! New tutorials are added each month.

 YEAR 4 Over $100 worth of savings per year!


Change It Up - Woven to a Knit
Video: Sew Expo WRAP UP!