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Video: How to Sew a Basic Seam

Apr 12, 2010

Victoria North and Judith Neukam

Learn how to sew a basic seam, including measuring and marking the seam allowance. Find out how to sew French and lapped seams, as well as clipping and trimming basics in other epsiodes. Teach Yourself to Sew is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. Throughout the year we will demonstrate basic sewing techniques, share tips, and give step-by-step instruction for beginner sewing projects. Click here to purchase the Teach Yourself to Sew Video Series on DVD. TEACH YOURSELF TO SEW Equipment 101 Notions 101 Patterns 101 How a Stitch is Made A Trip to the Fabric Store Fabric 101 Project: Make a Felt Jewelry Bag Knit Fabrics Woven Fabrics Project: How to Sew a Bias-strip Scarf How to Sew a Basic Seam How to Sew French and Lapped Seams Clipping and Trimming Seams How to Mark a Dart How to Sew a Dart Finishing Edges Faced Edges How to Hem Bias Binding Zippers 101

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  1. Shylocie September 26th

    Wow! Thank's so much for providing such well taught information on the web. I am disabled and I can't afford sewing classes. I am thrilled to find such high quality free videos on the Threads web site. I am presantly saving money to afford a subscription, but the fact that you also provide this service for those of us who can't yet subscribe touches my heart. Every time sew I remember my Daddy smiling at me with such pride. As my skills get better I see his smile again in my mind and all my problems melt away. He has been gone a long time but it sure feels good to see his smile again! Thank's again from my heart.

  2. Dealbaida May 30th

    Many, many thanks for the truly excellent videos which are so comprehensive, consise and easy to follow. Thank you for taking so much time and trouble to help less experienced sewers.

    Marion, UK

  3. vicky_north April 15th

    I apologize for any difficulty you might be experiencing while viewing the videos. The problem might be with your internet connection speed. If you continue to have difficulty viewing our videos, you can also check out our YouTube channel where each episode is also published.

  4. omnada April 15th

    many thanks for teaching us
    but the video has stopped before the explination finishes

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