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Sew Like a Pro with Professional Seams!

In this class, you will learn to sew seams that are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. These techniques are essential for high quality, long wearing garments -- but the pattern instructions won't tell you about them!

Sign up for this class if you're a sewist who's interested in elevating their garment construction, mending, or tailoring skills by learning the correct seams for the correct fabrics and projects. 

Seam types include:
French Seams
Faux French Seams
Flat-felled Seams
Hong Kong Seams
Bound Seams

Please review and complete the Grant House Sewing Center Policy & Waiver Form before registering for this course. 

Supplies and Equipment, available at Grant House Sewing Center:

Sewing Machine with manual, extra bobbins and needles.

Standard presser foot (straight stitch and zigzag)

1/4" quilting (optional)

Narrow edge foot OR 1/4" quilting foot

*For sewing machine feet and accessories, please check stock well in advance of class*

Machine needles: Universal or sharp 80/12, double needle

Hand sewing needles, John James #9  and Roxanne's basting needles

Fabric for samples: 5 fat quarters, quilting cotton or any clothing weight fabric is fine

Sewing machine thread

Basting thread


Fabric shears or rotary cutter

Thread snip or small scissors

Applique scissors (optional)

Straight pins

Chalk or marking pen

6" seam gauge

Seam ripper


Measuring tape

Paper scissors

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner to Intermediate. Sewists should be familiar with their sewing machine: know how to change needles, change feet, change stitch settings, and vary stitch widths/lengths.
Instructor: Elizabeth Bryant
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth Vana Bryant is a Palmer/Pletsch Certified Fitting Instructor. She teaches in-person classes in Southern California, and virtual classes internationally through the magic of Zoom. She has been sewing for over 50 years, and has specialized in garment fitting and couture construction for over two decades. She has studied couture sewing under Susan Khalje and is the founding leader of the American Sewing Guild Los Angeles Chapter's Couture Group. You can reach her through her website,

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.