Oliver + S

seams, closures + hems with liesl gibson, high definition download

seams, closures + hems with liesl gibson,  high definition download
Price: $21.95
Brand: Stitch Workshop
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Join Liesl Gibson, founder and chief designer for Oliver + S, in her Brooklyn studio as she shows you how to sew professional-looking seam finishes, closures, and hems step-by-step in this informative and inspiring video workshop.


  • Description

    In this video, Liesl teaches you how to finish seams with flat-fell, French, and bias-bound seams for a professional looking garment inside and out. You'll also learn how to install zippers like a pro including invisible, centered, and lapped zippers, along with general tips to ensure foolproof zippers every time. She also shows how to make perfect buttonholes for every button type and the proper way to sew on buttons. Finally, see how to finish hems like a pro from top-stitched hems and curved hems to hand-stitched hems.

    Throughout the video Liesl shares her unique tips and tricks for successful garment sewing from her years of designer experience plus offers inspiring design advice through interview footage to encourage everyone to be creative with their sewing.



    1. Basic Seam Finishes
    2. Flat-Fell Seam
    3. French Seam
    4. Bias-Bound Seams


    1. Zipper Basics
    2. Invisible Zipper
    3. Centered Zipper
    4. Lapped Zipper
    5. Buttonholes + Sewing Buttons


    1. Top-Stitched Hems
    2. Curved Hem
    3. Hand-Stitched Hems

    Bonus Interview with Liesl Gibson

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  • Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 1 reviews

    Good video for learning new techniques
    Reviewed by on 02/23/2015
    I own a few sewing video's which I have found useful because sometimes seeing something done is the best way to 'catch on' quickly. The Pros: This video has good solid straight forward instructions. It is presented in a mature but caring manner. There are lots of samples and reasons why (which I really do like). The samples are very clear with contrasting thread so you can see exactly what she has done. There are a good amount of very close up views too. Liesl has given good tips for getting a really nice finish. I came away encouraged that I could do a good job of those few things I have never done. The cons (they are minor): Some may find the background (the studio walls with tear sheets, sketches and samples etc) a little distracting, I didn't. Liesl looks at her work most of the time, not you, which I was not so fussed on.
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