How to Read a Sewing Pattern
All levels | 37 min 43 sec
Getting Started
Reading the Pattern
Cutting Layout and Pattern Markings
Taught by Liesl Gibson
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Sewing patterns are often a mysterious language unto themselves, but Liesl Gibson is here to demystify the process. In this class, Liesl explains all the components of sewing patterns, including: reading the pattern envelope, taking accurate measurements, fabric recommendations, understanding the guide sheet, working with pattern pieces, and layout and cutting. This class is chock full of tips and best practices so you will be set up to start sewing for yourself.
Learn how to: 
  • Read pattern envelope
  • Take accurate measurements
  • Work with a guide sheet
  • Work with pattern pieces
What you’ll get:
  • Easy-to-follow class by clothing designer Liesl Gibson, on reading sewing patterns
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a detailed supply list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Good content and clear instructions.
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I learned a lot. Thanks
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