The Modern Girl's Guide to Sewing | Intermediate Course
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INTERMEDIATE COURSE

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11. Introduction to the Intermediate Course

Welcome to the Intermediate Course! In this short video, we’ll introduce this course, and give you a glimpse of what we’ll be working on over the next nine videos!

 


 

12. Basics of Serger Machines and Serging Stitches

Buying a serger was a game changer for our sewing careers. In this video, we’ll convince you that you absolutely need a serger (wink!), cover all the parts of the machine, and how to use it.

 


 

13. Creating and Inserting Darts

Darts are used to create a perfect fit, and in this video we’ll show you how to create them in just a few easy steps.

 


 

14. Creating and Inserting Pockets 

Pockets are one of our favorite details in a garment. Once you know how to make them, you’ll want to add them to everything! This video will teach you how to create both patch pockets and side seam pockets.

 


 

15. Three Variations of Pleats

Pleats are such a fun detail to add to skirts and dresses. This video will cover three styles of pleats and how to add them to your garments.

 


 

16. Inserting Standard and Invisible Zippers

As you start creating your own clothing, inserting zippers is an essential skill, and will open up all sorts of clothing construction possibilities. We’ll teach you how to insert both a standard (plastic or metal teeth) zipper, and an invisible zipper.

 


 

17. Inserting a Sleeve

Sleeves can seem scary and tricky, but this video will teach you all the tricks to inserting them so it’s quick and easy. Additionally, this video will show you how to create puffed sleeves, cuffed sleeves, dolman, and raglan (or baseball) sleeves.

 


 

18. Creating and Attaching a Non-Elastic Waistband

Elastic waistbands are great, but creating a flat waistband with a zipper and hook and eye is so professional, and is a skill you’ll need as you create more advanced garments.

 


 

19. Creating a Professional Neckline

There is nothing more distracting on a handmade garment than a bad neckline! This video will teach you the two most common styles of necklines: lined, and ribbed. Plus we’ll show you how to make both a crew and v-shaped neckline.

 


 

20. TUTORIAL: Creating a Shift Dress

It’s time to put all those intermediate skills to use and make a gorgeous, custom shift dress with pockets, darts, a zipper, sleeves, and a professional neckline.