|The instructor, Gail Yellin, is methodical, and explains what she is doing very well. This class would be very valuable to the beginner sewer, or to the sewer who is starting to sew again after a long period of inactivity. The topics covered are pressing, including the use of hams, sleeve boards, and clappers; stitching: stay stitching, understitching, top stitching, and specialty threads (elastic); curves and corners: sewing and pressing of curves and corners, grading, clipping, and princess seams; interfacing: choosing interfacing, pattern piece fusing, block fusing, and staying a shoulder seam; bindings: how to use bindings, how to cut and apply to curves--both inside and outside curves; sleeves: how to sew inset and flat constructed sleeves, how to ease and crimp, and use of sleeve headers; and closures: zippers, buttonholes (just machine and bound buttonholes, no hand-sewn buttonholes), faux bound buttonholes that can be used with fleece, and covering buttons. I do have a moderate level of experience and knowledge, so much of this course seemed pretty basic. But, I did learn some new tips which will make my sewing easier. So, I did like the course, but I wish it were less expensive. I did buy it for half-price. So, a hearty recommendation for beginners, and a recommendation for those who feel a little shaky regarding some basic skills.