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How to Sew Your First Skirt and Understand Patterns

with Shaerie Mead

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About The Class

get your start at sewing clothes.

You don’t have to start with pillows! Learn sewing basics while making something you’ll be proud of with The Easiest Skirt. In this class, Shaerie Mead of Sew L.A. teaches sewing essentials while showing you how to make a skirt you’ll be stoked to wear.

The Easiest Skirt is a perfect entry point for working with patterns. Shaerie will take you step-by-step through the prepping, cutting, and stitching processes. You’ll learn about: 

  • Cutting, folding, notching, and pinning the pattern
  • Gathering skirt to yoke
  • Sewing and hemming
  • Creating a casing and inserting elastic
Shaerie will teach you how to read a pattern, what to do while gathering, and when to baste. You’ll learn how to make a timeless skirt that doesn’t take a lot of material or time to make.

If you want to skip the dull stuff and get your start at sewing clothes, join Shaerie Mead in The Easiest Skirt.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction & Overview of Skillset

    01:00
  2. 02

    Pattern Envelope Overview

    Learn how to prepare for your sewing project by reviewing the helpful tips you’ll find on the pattern envelope.

    06:12
  3. 03

    Measuring Your Body

    02:13
  4. 04

    Cutting out the Pattern

    03:44
  5. 05

    Understanding Fabric Anatomy

    02:02
  6. 06

    Cutting out the Fabric

    08:25
  7. 07

    Cutting the Notches & Second Pieces

    03:57
  8. 08

    Gathering Skirt to Yoke

    11:18
  9. 09

    Sewing Skirt to Yoke

    08:07
  10. 10

    Sewing the Side Seams

    08:32
  11. 11

    Hemming the Skirt

    11:03
  12. 12

    Creating the Casing

    06:50
  13. 13

    Inserting Elastic & Finishing the Skirt

    04:36

Meet Your Expert

Shaerie Mead

Shaerie Mead is the owner of Sew L.A., a sewing classroom and creative workspace located in Los Angeles. She's been teaching people how to sew since 2005, has run small businesses for her entire adult life, and has recently put her 18+ years of fitting ... read more

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  • pdf Shaerie Mead - Easiest Skirt Pattern.pdf
  • pdf Shaerie Mead - Easiest Skirt Supply List.pdf

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  • Jude

    September 2016

    Shaerie is an exceptionally clear and focused teacher. She points out essential steps for beginner sewers and doesn't get caught up with extraneous details.

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