Stretch Basics Technique Collection

Don't waste one more minute in fear of stretch fabrics! With this kit, you'll conquer all the basics of sewing with stretch knits. Start with video help on how to cut and sew with stretch fabrics, then tackle sewing a pair of basic leggings with video instruction from Meg Healy. Next, whip up the Burda favorite Alison swimsuit with a start-to-finish web seminar presentation. You'll get to try out your brand new skills right away with five included stretch patterns!

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This kit includes includes tips for cutting and sewing stretch fabrics, a full video tutorial for sewing a pair of leggings, and a web seminar presentation for sewing the retro chic Alison swimsuit. You'll also get five figure-flaunting stretch patterns.
  • Cutting Stretch Fabrics

    Technique Video: Cutting Stretch Fabrics

    Determine direction of greatest stretch, lay out your pattern correctly, and learn to cut binding strips in this video.
    RETAIL: $16.99

  • Sewing Stretch Fabrics

    Technique Video: Sewing Stretch Fabrics

    Learn three different ways to sew seams in stretch fabrics so your seams are neat and won't pop! You'll also learn to remove serged seams easily.
    RETAIL: $16.99

  • How to Make a Pair of Leggings

    Project Video: How to Sew a Pair of Leggings

    Sew a pair of leggings from start to finish. This video covers cutting, assembly, adjusting your machine, finishing the waistband, and hemming.
    RETAIL: $16.99

  • Web Seminar: Alison Swimsuit

    Meg Healy creates the Alison bathing suit from start to finish so you can follow along. Creating a perfectly fitted retro one piece is easier than you think!
    RETAIL: $19.99

  • Jersey Top

    Sewing Pattern: Jersey Top

    Make a basic long sleeved tee pop with contrasting accents at the shoulders.
    RETAIL: $5.99

  • Chill Dress

    Sewing Pattern: Chill Dress

    This member favorite is so comfy for lounging with a soft scoop neckline, moderate length, and dropped shoulders.
    RETAIL: $5.99

  • Neon Skirt

    Sewing Pattern: Neon Skirt

    This flirty skirt has a fun twist and sexy leg slit for hot summer days.
    RETAIL: $5.99

  • Carol Leggings

    Sewing Pattern: Carol Leggings

    Totally essential! Every wardrobe needs a few pairs of leggings. This pattern is featured in the video tutorial.
    RETAIL: $5.99

  • Alison Swimsuit

    Sewing Pattern: Alison Swimsuit

    A bombshell shape with the coverage of a one piece. Learn to make this bathing suit in the included web seminar.
    RETAIL: $5.99

SKU: EP9573

Format: Kit

Customer Reviews

Stretch Review by Sarita

Love the details, videos and the download instruction,patterns. I definitely got my money worth. I immediately did the legging.. cut and sewed it all. Thank you. Ps: just need to watch again and again (another reason why i enjoy this kits) until i get the elastic waist near perfect.

(Posted on 3/29/14)