Here’s what you’ll see and learn in this two-hour video:
Pattern Tips and Fabric Choices
for Shirts, Blouses, Dresses, Jackets, and Pants
Fibers and Fabrics—Things to Consider
Fiber types, characteristics and construction
Straighten Fabric and Cut on Grain
Fabric Care Considerations
Quick Fabric Tests to Guarantee Sewing Success
Does It Wrinkle? • The 10 Foot Rule—Do the Fabrics Blend?
Will You Need to Steam-Shrink Before Cutting?
Will the Fabric Shine When Pressed?
Will the Fabric Ease?
Will Seams and Darts Sew and Press Well?
Can I Get Even Gathers in Lightweight Fabrics?
What Is “Turn of Cloth?”
Pati's Sewing Decisions—Two Patterns, Four Fabrics
featuring a simple jacket style and a detailed jacket style
Let's Go Shopping! A Trip to the Fabric Store
The Six Easiest Fabrics to Sew