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Match Stripes and Plaids | Video

Dec 01, 2016

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

In this video from Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7, learn to match stripes and plaids over the shoulder, around the circumference of the body, and down the sleeves.

Volume 7 of the Industry Insider Techniques series is separated into 13 videos showing how to match stripes, prints, and plaids; reinforce underarm seams; sew a smooth neckline zipper finish; make precise bound buttonholes, and many more expert techniques.

Louise Cutting shares years of expert experience in this Industry Insider installment. It’s amazing how much you’ll learn as this gifted instructor demonstrates professional techniques, such as fine hand stitching and flawless miters. This level of workmanship is second nature to pros, and now you’ll see how they contribute to the quality of hand-sewn garments—and how to do these techniques yourself.

Every video in Volume 7 will help you to learn to sew like a pro.

Purchase the Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7 DVD. 

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About This Video Series

In Volume 7 of Threads’ master-sewing video series Industry Insider Techniques, respected instructor Louise Cutting shares her techniques for mastering the details and trade secrets for achieving greater success in garment sewing. Industry Insider Techniques Vol. 7 and all Volumes 1 through 8 can be viewed online for free as part of a Threads’ Insider membership.  

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  1. tinainanderson November 29th

    I didn't catch what reference points Louise used to match the sleeve with the back piece before she drew the lines. Did she use the notches?

  2. GrandmaFrance November 30th

    This is a really good video, very clearly explained and well photographed. I think a less experienced person would soon find how well it all works out in practice by following this class. Thank you.

  3. user-6612265 December 27th

    I just bought material for a winter coat and it is plaid I am so glad I watched this I certainly learned a lot.

  4. user-7045991 May 28th

    I followed this method for a yoked shirt. The stripes matched only at the neck edge. I guess it doesn't apply to yokes?

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