Online class with Janet Pray

20 Things to Know Before You Sew

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Get set up for success before you even sit down at your machine! Learn essential preparation techniques that will produce better results in every sewing project.

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Janet Pray is the owner of Islander Sewing Systems, which offers patterns and instruction for industrial sewing techniques. She's also the founder and...Read more

Lessons (7)

Understanding the Pattern Envelope
1. Understanding the Pattern Envelope
Meet sewing expert Janet Pray. Janet will walk you through the process of how to select the best pattern for your level of sewing skill as she demysti...Read more
24min
Choosing Fabrics & Linings
2. Choosing Fabrics & Linings
Learn to make the best choices from myriad fabric options as Janet shows you how to read the markings on the end of the bolt of fabric and select the ...Read more
21min
Preparing & Storing Patterns
3. Preparing & Storing Patterns
You've picked out the perfect pattern and fabric! Now what? Janet will show you how to get the best results from commercial tissue paper patterns, as ...Read more
24min
Pattern Layout
4. Pattern Layout
Janet teaches you how to work with the all-important grain line and explains the differences between straight, crosswise and bias grains. You'll also ...Read more
26min
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Taught by

Janet Pray is the owner of Islander Sewing Systems, which offers patterns and instruction for industrial sewing techniques. She's also the founder and...Read more