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40 Techniques Every 

Sewer Should Know

Join Gail as she shares her best sewing tips and tricks to establish and refine your skills. Learn to sew more efficiently, successfully and creatively as you create professional stitches, bindings, buttonholes and zippers that will transform your garments from homemade to stylish. You'll learn insider's tips for making set-in and flat-constructed sleeves that fit beautifully and add an elegant line to the shoulder.


Kick start your creativity today.

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a supply list
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Gail Yellen



Very thorough class

I've been sewing for almost my entire life and I'm not young. I was about halfway through the lessons before I ran across something I didn't know and after that there were several more helpful hints that I know I'll be using from now on. I would highly recommend this class for those with little experience because the instruction is so thorough and clear. 


Excellent Presentation

This class was just what I needed! The course was well-structured and techniques clearly demonstrated. The pace was steady, not overwhelming and not too slow. Gail was quick in responding to comments and questions. I would recommend "40 techniques" to any beginning to intermediate sewer, or advanced sewists looking to see if things might be done more efficiently.


Pressing Matters
Meet Gail, your instructor, and work with your iron to get amazing pressing results with woven fabrics and knits in a variety of ways.
Stitch Perfect
In this lesson, Gail walks you step by step through staystitching, understitching and topstitching techniques.
Curves & Corners
Learn efficient ways to sew, grade, clip, and press tricky curves and corners.​
Interfacing Tips

Choose the best interfacing for your garment, fuse full pattern pieces, learn block fusing and reinforce shoulder seams.


Beautiful Binding


Learn about bindings and facings, cut, join and attach binding strips and create perfect inside and outside curves.



Sleeves Made Simple


Discover excellent gathering tips and construction methods for flat-constructed and set-in sleeves.

Getting Closure


Finish off your garments expertly as Gail shares tips for zipper installation, automatic buttonholes, bound buttonholes (even faux ones!) and making your custom covered buttons.


Bonus Tip


In this bonus tip, Gail shows you how to sew small circles and steep curves with ease!







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