Creative Neckline Finishes for Sewn Garments
With Susan Lazear
Aug 6, 4:00-6:00pm & 7:00-9:00pm CDT
Your hand-made garments deserve more than just a basic neckline! As you try a variety of techniques for finishing necklines on knit and woven fabrics, you’ll learn how to add interest to your creative process and pizzazz to your closet.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of
the class for 14 days following the event.
This hands-on class goes beyond the standard neckline finishes, it covers innovative ideas and sewing techniques for finishing your woven and knit fabrics. First, learn to choose fabrics then how to mix and match fabrics. Next, learn how to measure, plan, cut, and sew various neckline treatments.
Susan will demonstrate the techniques and help you make samples using her templates following written step-by-step instructions. This approach makes the class especially valuable for beginner-intermediate sewists.
The first session focuses on working with knit fabrics and the second on wovens. The techniques are easy and can be enhanced for more interest as your confidence grows. There will also be time to discuss how you can combine fabrications and what sewing tools and aids can make your life easier.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Students should have sound basic sewing skills.
__1/2 yard of woven fabric (Quilt-weight, broadcloth)
__1/2 yard of single-knit fabric (good quality t-shirt knit, not too stretchy)
__Small amount of Fusible interfacing (or several cut 1/2″ X 7″ strips)
__Rotary cutter and mat (if you have one…it saves time)
__Trims such as ribbon, stretch lace, twill tape, bias tape (an assortment) – more details in pre-class handout
__Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins