The Physics of Sewing
All levels | 18 min 4 sec
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In this workshop, Natalie shares some of the old wives’ tales that she’s heard about stitching over the years and the truths that each tale reveals for smoother and easier hand sewing. After watching this workshop, you’ll have a deeper appreciation of the physics that determine how cotton jersey and thread behave and you’ll be ready to get stitching by hand.

Learn how to:
  • Hand-sewing basics
  • Needling your thread
  • Making a double knot
  • Hand stitches for knit fabrics

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on the physics of sewing
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step ins instruction by artist Natalie Chanin
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
1309 users recommended this class to a friend
Ramona Dela Cruz
The video explains the reasoning — the why — behind the techniques — always more helpful than just the how.
February 15, 2023
Rosamaria OKeefe
I appreciate the helpful tips!
More than 3 months ago
Martha Roush
Information I never knew that is very helpful
More than 3 months ago