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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Craftsy Class Giveaway: Decorative Seams

I am really excited to be offering a Craftsy Class Giveaway to my readers today!
I love the classes over at Craftsy and the one I'm giving away today looks really interesting:

Decorative Seams taught by Katrina Walker

"Katrina Walker is an educator and designer specializing in textiles, construction and surface design techniques. She also writes and creates designs for publications such as Threads and StitchMagazine.

Work through each seaming technique with Katrina as you build a reference notebook of techniques you can apply to any garment. Katrina will show you the creative possibilities of vintage seaming techniques and design details with stunning inspiration samples. Learn a variety of tailored effects including topstitching, padded and welt seams, piping and double piping, strap seams, lace insertions and more. Design bold garment elements using faux tucks, prairie points and Seminole piecework. Katrina puts it all together in three renditions of the included Vogue Pattern 1329 to show you how decorative seams can transform simple garments."

This certainly sounds like a great way to improve your sewing skills and add to your arsenal of decorative techniques,  doesn't it? I love using piping and have done welted seams, but have never tried faux tucks, prairie points or padded seams! I 've read about these techniques and have to say I'm intrigued.

I like that the Craftsy classes are in video segments so you can watch them over again and come back to the class after you've finished for a refresher. 
Have any of you ever taken one ?
 I have Susan Khalje's The Couture Dress class and Kenneth King's Jeanius class on my to do list.

If you would like to enter simply click here after you finish reading about fabric weekend
and you will be redirected to the sign up page for my readers at Craftsy. Bonne chance mes amis!

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  1. Thank you Justine.
    I too , love the craftsy classes and the format is wonderful.. I have bought several of them.. I have a couple, that I need to get to watching.. I bought several at the same time, and am just doing one at a time. SO informative.

  2. I have taken The Bombshell Dress, Sewing Custom Valances, and Embellishing Knit Fabrics. All are excellent classes and extremely informative as well as inspiring. I love the Craftsy format. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! This is another class I'd love to take!

    1. In response to your reply.. I didn't ever complete the burda pattern, as I just thought it wasn't right for my figure. Maybe I'll try again one day. Instead I applied some of the techniques to a dress I made for my anniversary. I loved what the spiral steel boning and waist stay did for my strapless dress!

  3. gracias por la informacion


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