LEARN TO SEW
Mastering The Basics
What is this Course about?
Learn to Sew, Mastering the Basics is a sewing course for new beginners. It is designed for women who have no prior experience, those who have never touched a sewing machine before. The lessons are structured with the beginner in mind. Techniques are demonstrated step-by-step, with lots of details, making it easy for the beginner to follow along.
The key to success when learning to sew is mastering the basics. The four basic steps that lead to success in this course are: Cut It - Stitch It - Press It - Finish It. The steps are outlined strategically, allowing for a natural progression during the learning process.
When you remove all distractions, it's easier to focus on the important steps that lead to success. In Learn to Sew, Mastering the Basics, we focus solely on techniques that help to build a solid foundation.
4-STEPS to SUCCESS
Why They're Loving This Course
What to Expect
How to Choose a Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine Parts
Sewing Machine Accessories
Using the Sewing Machine
Pattern Anchoring Tools
Pattern Drafting Tools
Build a Sewing Library
How to take Body Measurements
How to use a Dress Form
How to Read a Pattern
How to Measure a Pattern
Bust Pattern Adjustments
Hip Pattern Adjustments
Length Pattern Adjustments
Swayback Pattern Adjustment
Merging Pattern Lines
Fitting Next Steps
How to Choose Fabrics
How to Pre-Treat Fabrics
How to Layout Fabric and Pattern
How to Cut Fabric
How to Transfer Pattern Markings to Fabric
Learn the Basic Machine Stitches
How to Stitch in the Ditch
How to Finish Seam Allowances
How to Shape Garments with Darts
How to Press Seams
How to Stabilize Fabric
How to Install Zippers - Part 1
How to Install Zippers - Part 2
How to Install Buttonholes & Buttons
How to Insert Elastic
How to Insert a Hand Stitched Hem
How to Sew a Machine Stitched Hem
How to Sew a Curved Hem
INTRODUCTION (Watch This First)
Design A-Line Skirt Pattern
Cut & Sew Muslin
Fit & Alter Muslin
Choosing Fabric & Yardage
Layout & Cut A-Line Skirt
SEW ALONG: A-Line Skirt (PART 1)
SEW ALONG: A-Line Skirt (PART 2)
Design a Pencil Skirt Pattern
Cut & Sew Muslin
Fit & Alter Muslin
Layout & Cut Pencil Skirt
SEW ALONG: Pencil Skirt
Sewing with Knit Fabric
Draft T-Shirt Front & Back
Cut, Sew & Alter
Design T-Shirt Sleeve & Neckband
Practice Your Skills
This Course is for you if:
You've never sewn a garment before.
You're tired of buying clothes that don't fit your body or personal style.
You're tired of shopping online and not getting what was advertised.
You're tired of paying extra money to have your clothes altered by a tailor.
You're retired and looking for a new hobby.
You need a refresher because you forgot what you learned in home economics class years ago.
You never learned to sew the proper way so your garments don't look great.
You're tall and everything you buy is too short.
You're just 4-Steps away from creating your first garment!
Are you ready? I'm waiting for you inside. Let's GO!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Once you purchase the course, you will receive a list of equipment and tools needed for the course in the Welcome & Introduction. All items purchased will serve you along your sewing journey, even after you complete the course.
The amount of time you spend working on the course is your decision. I recommend dedicating 30 minutes to 1 hour each day to practice the techniques being taught. The more you practice the better you become at mastering your skills.
You have full control over how quickly or slowly you learn the techniques. Some skills will be easier to learn than others. The more time you invest in working on the course, the better you will become at mastering the skills. The most important thing to remember is that this is a marathon and not a sprint. Take your time and build a solid foundation. You have 1-Year from the date you enroll to complete the course before it expires.
1-YEAR! You will have full access to all course content for 12 months from the date you enroll. If you need more time to complete the course you have the option to extend your student access before it expires. Extension offers are for 2, 4, 6 or 12 months.
No. This course is designed for the new beginner. There is no assumption that you have any experience. The instructor demonstrates the techniques step-by-step, with lots of details so that you will be able to follow along without missing anything.
After enrolling in the course you will receive a welcome email with a list of course resources you will need to get started. The first video in the course is a welcome that outlines the curriculum. Immediately after enrolling, you have access to all modules in the course and can begin watching the pre-recorded videos at your own pace. It is recommended that you work through the modules in the order they are outlined. The course is yours to use as much as you desire for 12 months from the date you enroll.
No. The Private Facebook Group is for those who wish to engage with other students, ask questions, and share progress. Anita also engages with the students there and goes Live once in a while to share information. While it's highly recommended, it is optional.
No. The enrollment fee is a one-time payment. Once you pay to enroll, you have access to the course for 1-Year.
Learn to Sew, Mastering the Basics is NON-REFUNDABLE, Please take the time to read through the information on this page to be sure that the content included meets your needs before purchasing. We do not offer refunds for any reason. No Exceptions.
No! Every lesson contains fresh content that was created specifically for this course. No videos/tutorials from other Anita by Design platforms were copied to this course.
No. All lessons are pre-recorded in advance so that students will not miss anything.
No! You will learn how to read, layout, and cut patterns. But we do not use commercial patterns in the course to sew our garments because they eventually go out of print. To avoid the risk of you not having access to a pattern that is no longer available, we design our own basic, beginner patterns. Drafting your own patterns, in the beginning, will help you to better understand commercial patterns.
No! You will learn basic fitting adjustments, some of the most common. Then you will be introduced to resources that you can use to further enhance your fitting skills. It is not possible to address every person's fitting needs in one course.
You will learn basic fitting techniques that are common to many bodies. However, it is not possible to address every person's fitting issues in one course. Because our bodies are unique, what works for one person may not yield the same result for the next. Therefore, learning to make every fit adjustment for your particular body is an ongoing journey that requires an investment of time beyond the scope of this course.
You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to sew your own garments. However, your success is solely dependent upon your level of understanding and effort. We do not make any direct claims or guarantees concerning your success.
You are welcome to take the course if you already know how to sew. However, the course is designed for new beginners who have no prior experience. All lessons are very detailed, assuming you have zero knowledge.
The quickest way to get your questions answered is by joining the private Facebook Group after you enroll. The other option is to send an email.
Yes! We have a Private Facebook Group where students ask questions, share their progress and encourage and support each other.
Everything you need to build a solid foundation for sewing your own garments is awaiting you inside the course.
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