Apparel Sewing Basics with Liesl Gibson DVD

Join Liesl Gibson as she shows you fundamental garment sewing techniques step-by-step in this informative and inspiring video workshop.

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Join Liesl Gibson, founder and chief designer for Oliver + S contemporary sewing patterns and fabric for children’s clothing and Lisette sewing patterns and fabric, in her Brooklyn studio as she shows you fundamental garment sewing techniques step-by-step in this informative and inspiring video workshop. First Liesl helps you properly prepare to sew by gathering the right tools, selecting and pre-washing fabric, and preparing the pattern pieces. Next Liesl shows you all the basic seam techniques featured in most patterns from sewing curved and corner seams to gathering and ease stitching.  Throughout the video Liesl shares her unique tips and tricks for successful garment sewing from her years of designer experience plus offers inspiring design advice through interview footage to encourage new sewists to be creative with their sewing.


Table of Contents
Getting Started
- Essential Tools and Supplies
- Fabric Selection
- Pre-washing Fabrics
- Fabric Grain

Sewing Basics
- Preparing + Cutting Pattern Pieces
- Plain Seam
- Curved Seam
- Sewing Corners
- Edgestitching
- Gathering + Ease Stitching
Bonus Interview with Liesl Gibson
About the Author

Liesl Gibson, company founder and chief designer for Liesl + Co, trained at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as a designer for top international fashion brands, including Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren. In 2008 she launched, Oliver + S, which produces sewing patterns and fabrics for children's clothing. In 2011 she launched Lisette sewing patterns, which are produced and distributed by Simplicity Creative Group, plus related fabrics. She is the author of Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, which features 20 projects for children's accessories. She lives in New York City. For more information, visit and

SKU: 11SW07

Author/Speaker/Editor: Liesl Gibson

Format: DVD

ISBN 13: 9781596686007

Customer Reviews

Wonderful resource! Review by Laura Jean Rusin

Liesl Gibson's Apparel Sewing Basics is a wonderful resource for both new and returning sewists. Full of information from sewing tools, through fabric preparation, pattern use and prep, and giving the viewer the techniques that are the foundation of good garment construction. Her delivery is easy, upbeat, and confident. Thanks to Liesl I'm sewing better garments, and having fun doing so.

(Posted on 6/20/12)