We had so much fun last summer taping our two new instructional workshop videos with the crew from Interweave, and I’m thrilled to tell you that they’re now available for sale on our website.
We taped the videos on some of the hottest days of the year. But the whole crew rallied, and we had a lot of fun in the process. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos from the shooting. I still can’t believe we fit all that equipment into our little space!
The first of the DVDs, Apparel Sewing Basics, is intended for someone who is just learning to sew. It covers basics like the tools and supplies you’ll need, how to select and prepare fabric for sewing, how to prepare and cut pattern pieces, and some of the basic techniques you’ll need to know to begin any project
If you’re a little more advanced seamstress but still somewhat uncomfortable with hems, seam finishes, zippers or buttonholes, the second DVD, Seams, Closures + Hems, is for you. In this video, I spend lots of time explaining the details in depth. I show you how to measure and mark a buttonhole, how a buttonhole is constructed, and my favorite methods for installing a lapped zipper, centered zipper, and invisible zipper. I think you’ll feel more confident once you’ve seen the tricks and tips.
The videos also include some bonus and interview footage shot around our studio and neighborhood here in Brooklyn.
I hope you’ll enjoy watching and learning from them as much as I enjoyed making them for you!