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Upgrade your self-sewn clothing projects with couture-level techniques and embellishments. In this course, Threads contributing editor Kenneth D. King teaches essential methods, such as classic hand stitches, as well as advanced construction advice, like how to sew perfect intersections. So sign up and start learning how to create more beautiful self-sewn clothing.


Learn ingenious methods for better results in the garments you sew:

  • Sew ripple-free Hong Kong finishes--even over curves

  • Align intersecting seams perfectly

  • Apply a smooth French binding to garment edges

Kenneth reveals his techniques for creating stunning embellishments:

  • Fold ribbon into gorgeous fluted trim

  • Create intriguing texture with curved tucks

  • Add interest with panels of twisted bias strips

Discover his methods for achieving designer results:

  • The hand stitches essential for couture-level finishing

  • Clever construction secrets for double-cloth fabrics

  • Bias binding tips, including how to expertly finish curves and corners

Meet the Instructor

Kenneth D. King is a contributing editor at Threads magazine, a couture fashion designer, author, and popular adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. He specializes in custom eveningwear, and his designs appear in the permanent collections at several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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