• Singer Perfect Plus

    Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes


    Kathleen Cheetham presents 4 enclosed patterns, step-by-step construction, and fitting instruction. Readers can create a wardrobe of versatile and stylish garments--which can be adapted for office wear, casual wear, or evening wear, just by varying the colors, fabrics, and finishing details. Never have to say you have nothing to wear again!

  • The Pocket Stylist

    Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Unique Look

    Professional fashion advice for all body shapes and sizes!

  • Pants for Real People: Fitting Techniques

    Any sewer will benefit from the fitting techniques featured in this informative DVD, a companion to Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques . 

    Sewers will learn how to buy the right-size pattern, fine-tune it before cutting, and then tissue-fit it. 

  • Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques

    This informative guide illustrates how to sew great pants that flatter any fit. 

    The tips and techniques within this useful reference include how to prepare and cut fabric, mark darts, sew zippers, pin-fit the fabric, press seams, and attach different styles of waistbands. 

    This DVD is a must-have to follow up the fitting DVD.

  • Big List of Sewing Blogs

    Big list of Sewing blogs - I'm in, are you?

Review of esewingworkshop.com

While searching for other sewing-related websites – sewing lessons in particular – I came across http://esewingworkshop.com/ and noticed they have a 7 day free trial. I decided to try it out.

I’ve been sewing for over 20 years but there is always something new to learn or another method of doing something that you haven’t heard about before.

On the one hand, I loved this site because the videos were:

  • extremely professionally done!
  • very, very clear and easy to understand
  • excellent quality and videographed
  • perfect for beginner sewists to learn good skils from

But on the other hand, I just cancelled my membership because I:

  • learned all I wanted to in just a couple of days
  • couldn’t find videos/lessons on many things I specifically wanted to learn
  • found the overall selection of videos fairly limited

The professional sewist in the videos is very well-trained and skilled. The voice-over was easy to understand and didn’t fill time with extraneous jabber. He explained what was being shown very succinctly and has only a mild accent so was easy to understand.

Overall, I’d recommend that anyone interested in learning more about sewing should take advantage of this free 7 day trial with esewingworkshop.com and view videos that you are interested in. Learn all you can in 7 days. At the end, if there are more videos you want to see, sign up. If not, cancel. You never know until you try.

If you have found some great sites for learning sewing please leave a comment so we can share them with other readers.

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