Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Difficult Fabric (Episode 11)

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Welcome Back to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing! This week is all about sewing some of those difficult fabric. After all, you learned how to master Knit fabric last week. Now you’re ready to play around with some of the more common, but tricky fabric to sew.

You’ll also learn how to cut and construct these fabrics, as well as a method of finish the hems. We show you step by step how to do a Flat Felled seam on Denim, a French Seam on Chiffon, and a Narrow Rolled Hem on Chiffon.

There is a ton of information here, so feel free to use this as a reference guide and refer back as often as you need or as you come across these fabric.

00:14 Denim
03:27 Fleece
04:29 Vinyl
05:32 Faux Fur
06:21 Burlap
07:41 Chiffon

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  1. Love the rolled hem foot that I got from SPO. Thanks so much for all the great tips.

  2. Super helpful.  Thank you.

  3. Sarah Lee says:

    so glad i subscribed to you!! I am just learning how to sew!! You are very helpful! 🙂 

  4. Doris Saylor says:

    Do you still have do stay stitch if serge the rolled hem?

  5. Julia Wolf says:

    Thanks, this is helpful 🙂 You just gained a sub!

  6. any tips for working with brocade?

  7. Cee1505 says:

    Very helpful video!  I ordered a walking foot and love it ; D   Just learning to sew, Thanks!  I also appreciate your humor

  8. Jovee1982 says:

    I absolutely love these videos… I am going to be a first time sewer and I feel these videos are so understandable and detailed where I can actually learn…. so excited to test it out!!!!! please keep the videos coming.!!!

  9. Jes Abe says:

    Hi, can u pls tel me if It's able to sew hard fabric like denim, vinyl on janome 393es

  10. Jes Abe says:

    hi nice and informative…can u pls show a demo on janome393…

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