Skill Building

Skill Building List
"Needle and Thread" by Phil Long, licensed CC 2.0

Skill Building and Project List

Sewing Skills

Difficulty Rating:

  • * Beginner
  • ** Intermediate
  • *** Advanced
Seams
  • Straight seam *
  • Serged/Overlocked seam *
  • Curved seams **
  • Self-bound **
  • French ***
  • Mock French ***
  • Flat-fell ***
  • Mock flat-fell ***
  • Bias bound/Hong Kong finish ***
General Techniques
  • Gathers *
  • Gathering w/elastic and casing *
  • Gathering w/elastic and w/out casing *
  • Tucks *
  • Darts *
  • Pleats *
    • Box
    • Inverted
    • Knife
    • According
    • Double box
Sleeves
  • Set in sleeve **
  • Flat sleeve **
  • Continuous bound placket ***
  • Shirt style placket ***
  • Cuff ***
  • Reverse cuff ***
  • Cuff with button band ***
Collars
  • Flat collar *
  • Stand **
  • Shawl collar **
  • Collar with stand ***
  • Notched collar ***
Hems
  • Topstitched *
  • Twin needle *
  • Double turned *
  • Blind stitch *
  • Narrow hem **
  • Bound **
  • Curved hem **
  • Scalloped **
Edge Finishes
  • Bias facing *
  • Bias bound *
  • V neck binding **
  • Square neck binding **
Pockets
  • Patch *
  • Rounded patch *
  • Self-lined *
  • Lined *
  • In seam *
  • Slanted **
  • Welt ***
Closures
  • Buttons *
  • Snaps *
  • Zipper *
  • Lapped zipper *
  • Invisible zipper **
  • Fly ***
Waistbands
  • Straight waistband *
  • Waistband w/overlap and closure *
  • Contoured waistband **
Embellishments
  • Shirring **
  • Smocking **
  • Beading **
  • Lace **
  • Overlays **

Project List

Coming soon!

 

What do you think? Are there techniques that you would add? Do you agree with my difficulty rating? Projects that you would add? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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