Couture Finishing (NEW!)
Date & Time
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Master sewists and finishers work for years to perfect their finishing skills, and they are sought out by couture designers for those skills to give their work the flawless finishes it deserves. Likewise, you’ve worked hard on making your stitching skills the best they can be so you can produce FAB fabrics for your handmade projects, now it’s time to bring those finishing skills up to the next level. There is no arguing the point that FAB finishing is the key to producing handmade projects that have that extra little something that makes them stand out from the crowd. In our Couture Finishing class, we will share with you the professional finishing skills we use every day in our design studio to create the Shibaguyz Designz line of garments, accessories, and home décor. We will break down each step of the finishing process from blocking to weaving in ends to flawless seaming and will take the drudgery out of finishing to help make the finishing process just as much fun as the stitching. Imagine your satisfaction when you stand back and look at the flawless finishing techniques that make your project look like it was made by the hands of a pro! Yup, we’re going to share it all, our professional finishing secrets learned from yearns and years of couture hand sewing will be revealed to YOU! You will be able to use these professional finishing techniques to take your skills from good to great—even FAB! Goals: Understanding and application of professional finishing techniques, including blocking; end cap finishing stitch; “two shadows and a runner,” the spy movie method for weaving in ends; locking mattress stitch and mattress stitch for sewing invisible seams; setting in sleeves; setting in the perfect zipper and customizing zipper length Technique Requirements: Must know how to read a written pattern and should have a basic understanding of how a garment is put together. Previous garment construction experience not necessary!
Knit four 6x6 swatches in any stitch pattern.
Supplies for Class:
Swatches, additional yarn and needles used.