How to Use Hand Stitching for a Professional Finish

Course Id: 9000-13R
Course Start Date: 01-01-0001- Course End Date: 01-01-0001
Instructor: Susan Khalje
Available Seats: 473      
Tuition: $19.99
There’s no better way to improve the quality of your sewing than with well-placed and properly executed hand stitches.

With couture dressmaker and master teacher Susan Khalje as your guide, you’ll learn a full repertoire of the hand stitches that form the backbone of fine sewing:
  • basting
  • overcasting
  • the catch stitch
  • the slip stitch
  • the fell stitch
  • the back stitch
  • the pick stitch
You’ll not only learn how to do these stitches, you’ll learn how to use them effectively. We’ll also discuss needles, thread, and beeswax, and Susan will illustrate the stitches with garments from her own collection.

Skill level:This web seminar recording presents techniques that, if you're new to sewing, will help you form a solid foundation. And if you're more experienced, you're bound to find new applications of techniques with which you're already familiar.
About the Instructor
Threads Magazine Contributing Editor and author of Bridal Couture and Linen and Cotton, couture sewing expert Susan Khalje trained at the New York couture salon Chez Cez et Bez. During a long and successful career as a couture dressmaker, she founded the Couture Sewing School in 1993, offering in-depth sewing seminars around the U.S.The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals has honored her with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and she regularly takes groups of couture enthusiasts to Paris. Her own series of on-line classes will soon debut on her website ( – The Cocktail Dress will be followed by Working with Lace and The French Couture Jacket.

Course Outline

This is a recording of a previously presented, powerpoint-style live-streamed web seminar.
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