Sew Confident! by The Sewing Workshop brings one-on-one instruction from sewing master Linda Lee into your own home. Each tutorial is filled with Linda's signature sewing techniques, explained step-by-step and illustrated with detailed pictures. You will also learn about fitting, working with different fabric substrates, creating pattern variations and even styling tips. Note: Any patterns referenced in the tutorials are not included in the package.
The Sew Confident! Series 5 tutorial package includes 12 individual tutorials (detailed below). You also get a bonus tutorial, How to Measure.
Year 5 is the Year of Inspiration! Each tutorial brings you creative expressions and artistic looks into our pattern collection, giving you new ideas for making our patterns unique to you and special additions to your wardrobe. Along with our team of inspired designers, several nationally-known artists will share their talents and execute amazing garments. This is your chance to learn about contemporary sashiko techniques from Nancy Shriber, create your own fabric using vibrant boucle textiles from Karen Tornow, how to coordinate a plus-size wardrobe by Melissa Greene, multiple ways to make and wear the Soho Coat by Barbara Williams, and more.
The tutorials arrive as a PDF in your Sewing Workshop online account. Save them to your computer, laptop or iPad, or print them out and create your own sewing skills library.
||Description||Featured Pattern||Tutorial Length
||Individual Tutorial Price|
|How to Measure||Measurement Chart, Ease Charts & How to Measure Guide||FREE|
|Double Layer Knit Now Coat||Learn how to make a Now Coat using two layers of viscose jersey knit and constructed with outside seams and raw-edged details. Written by guest artist Kathy Davis.||Now & Zen||26 Pages||$18.99|
|Curvy Woman's Wardrobe||Learn to create a coordinated series of ensembles built around three pants and three knit t-shirts. Common fitting adjustments included. Written by guest artist Melissa Greene.||31 Pages||$18.99|
||Get inspired to re-use embellishments from another garment to add design detail to your handmade garment. Written by guest artist Barbara Williams.||16 Pages||$18.99|
|Machine Sashiko Vest||Learn how to create a sashiko-stitched vest using two layers of fabric that has a "window-pane" design. Written by guest artist Ann Nutting.||Peony Vest||33 Pages||$18.99|
|Graphic Outline Zona||Learn to outline and trim a Zona shirt, or existing shirt, using applied strips of pre-packaged single fold bias binding. Written by guest artist Brianna Vilayoune.||Zona||28 Pages||$18.99|
|Sashiko Tremont Vest||Learn how to create a patchwork fabric from vintage kimono pieces to use in a sashiko stitched vest. Includes step-by-step instructions on piecing and finishing. Written by guest artist Nancy Shriber.||Tremont Jacket||33 Pages||$18.99|
|Naturally Dyed Details||Learn the basics of natural dyeing to create bias strips to use as decorative details. Written by guest artist Sherry Haar, PhD.||29 Pages||$18.99|
|Soho Coat Variations||See how versatile the Soho Coat pattern can be with two new variations. Tips on sewing with coated fabrics and finishing included. Written by guest artist Barbara Williams.||Soho Coat||25 Pages||$18.99|
|Make Your Own Fabric||Use the Tremont Jacket as a base for raw edge design techniques. Learn to create your own fabric using machine-sewn piecing. Written by guest artist Karen Tornow.||Tremont Jacket||31 Pages||$18.99|
|Artistic Piecing||Get inspiration for combining fabrics into color-blocked and print garments. Written by guest artist Nancy Quaintance.||20 Pages||$18.99|
|A Cortona Variation||Learn how to modify the Cortona into a dress and long jacket. Step-by-step instructions included. Sewing with coated fabric and finishing tips included. Written by guest artist Betsy Blodgett.||Siena and Cortona||20 Pages||$18.99|
|25 Years in Review||Celebrate 25 years of The Sewing Workshop. Look back at garment styles through the decades.||28 Pages||$18.99|
How do I access my tutorials?
All tutorials are accessed via our website using your account. Important! You must sign into your account before purchasing Sew Confident!.
Questions? Contact Linda Lee at Linda@sewingworkshop.com. Or call 785.357.6231