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Class Reviews > Sewing Sophisticated Knits -Emma Seabrooke

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Posted on: 6/25/06 3:13 AM
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I took this class at the Sew/Quilt/Embroidery Festival in Omaha, Nebraska. The expo is one of several around the country put on by pcm. I think a lot of the classes are the same in several locations.

This class was a lecture demonstration. Emma Seabrooke is an acknowledged knit expert, and she gave us a lot of very usable information very quickly. There were a couple of handouts and quite a few samples that we passed around, and she had lots of sample garments to show. She told us what techniques worked, and what didn't. Quite a few of her solutions to common problems involve specialized fusible tapes. Her results are what we would all wish for.

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"This class covers how to sew with slinky, cotton knit, poly sweater knit, and many other types of knits that you might find in your local fabric shop, on the Internet or in the large department stores or specialty stores like Chico's. Emma will cover threads to use, notions to use, how to create different necklines, bindings, and different hems. How to construct a cardigan especially around the neckline, the buttonholes, use of grosgrain or fusible interfacing for the front opening, cuffing or binding the sleeves, chevroning, and other decorative techniques."
I think she covered everything that was in the description, as well as how to prewash various knits.

I felt it was well worth taking. The only thing I would add is that we were in a fairly small room, and she was not miked. She is rather soft-spoken, so you may want to go early and sit close if you need to.

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ekhb said... (10/1/08 8:46 AM) Reply
Sheila - you can find Emma's products online at Emily
sheilajackman said... (1/28/07 9:53 PM) Reply
I attended the "same" class at the Phoenix,AZ show and learned lots about sewing with knits that was quite new to me even after years of sewing and years of Stretch&Sew classes too.I only regret that I can't find her patterns & fabrics on-line.
PixieCat said... (6/26/06 4:43 PM) Reply
I've taken several classes from Emma and she's a wonderful instructor. Her sewing with slinky hands-on class was fantastic!
SewTwin said... (6/26/06 1:51 AM) Reply
Liana,I absolutely agree with you on her classes.I took 3 of her classes, also bought fabric, invaluable Design Plus Stay Tapes, and Lastin clear elastic.What I also liked is she didn't push her goods in the training.I found out she and her husband run the business, and he travels with her to events, and runs the booth during the show.They have great slinkys and knits at their booth, also Kai scissors.Very nice and patient man to be involved in the sewing business!
PegL said... (6/26/06 0:06 AM) Reply
I took 3 different classes from Emma last Oct. at the Kansas City Expo and enjoyed all of them immensely. She's a very talented lady!
Liane M said... (6/25/06 6:08 PM) Reply
I took this class at the Atlanta Expo in March. I agree that this class is very good and the information was very useful. Lots of new ideas and techniques were introduced.
Liana said... (6/25/06 3:16 AM) Reply
This is not an online sewing class, but there is no way to make it quit saying that it is. Sorry!
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