Learn to Sew : Make Buttoned Pillow Cover & Zip Pencil Case
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Learn to Sew : Make Buttoned Pillow Cover & Zip Pencil Case

Learn and apply essential sewing techniques: seams, button, buttonholes zips. Make your own pillow cover and pencil case
4.5 (5 ratings)
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1,039 students enrolled
Created by Moyo A
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Start and stop stitching properly (Reverse stitching)
  • Understand seams
  • Know how to sew with an even seam allowance
  • Know how to finish their seam edges
  • Understand the Throat Plate
  • Use the throat plate as a guide to sew straight stitches
  • Sew buttons
  • Sew buttonholes
  • Sew basic zip
  • Make a pillow cover with buttons and button holes
  • Make a zip pencil case
Requirements
  • Sewing Machine safety
  • How to drive the sewing machine
  • Winding and loading a bobbin
  • Threading a sewing machine
  • Know the sewing machine parts
  • Sew straight stitches
Description

This course is laid out into sections and lectures. It is a  follow on to my Learn to sew with a sewing machine course, were you learnt some basic skills in sewing. The technique you will learn in this course  forms building blocks for any and every sewing projects. We would dive into the world of seams, buttons, buttonholes and zips. 

The techniques you learn would be applied in the sewing projects which are part of this course.

As with learning a new skill, practise is paramount, download the resources provided and practise alongside the video.

Who this course is for:
  • Someone who wants to learn a new skill
  • Someone who want to mend clothing items for the family
  • Someone who wants to sew their own clothes
  • A would be seamstress
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:27:01
+ Start and stop (Reverse or Back Stitching)
1 lecture 04:31

Back stitching is tying a knot at the begging and at the end of your sewing. 

Preview 04:31
+ Seams
6 lectures 13:11

All about seams, types of seams and how to make a seam

Preview 01:32

What is a seam allowance and why it is important

Preview 01:17

Understanding the marking on your throat late and how to use them for your sewing projects

Preview 01:22

How to ensure you are sewing in a straight line. Having an even sea allowance.

How to achieve an even seam allowance
02:56

Using a pinking shears to finish the edge of your fabric

Finishing Seams - Pinking Shears
02:44

Using the zigzag stitch to finish the edge of your fabric

Finishing Seam - Zigzag Stitch
03:20
+ Buttons and Buttons Holes
2 lectures 09:27

How to sew buttons with your sewing machine

Buttons Buttons Buttons
03:58

How to sew button holes with your sewing machine

Button Holes
05:29
+ Project: Pillow cover with buttons
2 lectures 27:25

Cut and sew a pillow cover, by applying all the techniques learnt so far. You will be adding button and buttonholes details to this pillow cover

Pillow Cover - Part 1a
17:44

Completing the pillow cover

Project: Pillow Cover - Part 2
09:41
+ Zips
4 lectures 15:34

The world of zips

Zips
00:36

What is a zipper foot and the different types of zipper foot we have.

Zipper Foot
03:42

Sewing one side of the lapped zip

How to sew a lapped zip - Part 1
04:43

Sewing the other side of the lapped zip

How to sew a lapped zip - Part 2
06:33
+ Project: Make a zip pencil case
2 lectures 14:13

Cut and sew a pencil case, by applying all the techniques learnt so far. You will be sewing a zip pencil case.

Project: Pencil Case
07:59

Completing your pencil case

Project: Pencil Case - Part 2
06:14
+ Summary
2 lectures 01:06

Highlights of the techniques you have learnt on this course.

What you have learnt on this course
00:57
Bonus
00:09