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Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4

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Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4 goes beyond the basics to get you started in couture and on your way to refining your sewing skills and sensibilities. Follow along as Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam walks you through lessons on sewing beautiful seams and soft edges, explains when to use lining, underlining, or interlining, shows you how to set a sleeve by hand, and even how to precisely match stripes, plaids and prints. These lessons are designed to turn beginners into discriminating sewers.


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Episodes in this Series

Welcome to Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4

Get started learning how to sew couture garments with our beginner video series.

Inside a Couture Garment

Get a glimpse into the inner workings of this type of garment.

How to Match Stripes, Plaids, and Prints

Learn couture methods for mathing stripes, plaids and prints. Remember, the beauty is always in the details.

The Importance of Sewing a Test Garment

Find out why this often-skipped step in garment design makes things a whole lot easier.


Temporary stitches can be useful for holding fabric together during the process.


The importance of understanding the uses of many types of seams cannot be overstated.

Lining, Underlining, and Interlining

We'll show you how to choose the right material for each part of a garment.

Set a Sleeve for Beauty and Comfort By Hand

Learn how to set sleeves perfectly using this couture technique.

Pressing Pointers for Shaping and Finishing

The correct pressing technique can make all the difference.

Conclusion - Notes on Making Couture Garments

The feeling of accomplishment that comes with creating a beautiful couture garment makes it all worth it.