After I realized my mistake, it was way too late to rip the seams and re-do the video, so I went ahead and submitted it for consideration because A- hello! I just learned to sew last July!, and 2- judging is partially based on energy... I had that in spades! Hopefully they can overlook the...

Born in Cannes to Moroccan parents, Bouchra Jarrar learned to sew at a very young age by watching her mother. In 1996, Jarrar was appointed as Balmain's Director of Studio, a post that she held until 2006 when she took up a job working alongside Christian Lacroix whose work she had always...

If so, then maybe it's time you learned to sew. Thanks to the domineering omnipresence of commercially manufactured clothing, sewing your own clothes has become somewhat of an archaic skill. Why bother with the time-consuming effort of making your own clothes, when someone else has already...

• Sewing and tailoring skills. The best way to develop these skills is to start on the bottom rung of a fashion house or a tailoring firm, or preferably both on different occasions, and learn to sew and cut in a systematic manner. • How to build a reputation. Designers without a rich patron...

Your book is FULL of technique – how long did it take for you to learn everything you've written about? I had a really good foundation for sewing because my mother's a sewer and I knew how to use a machine so it wasn't like I was starting from scratch. When I decided I wanted to learn...

Spend an afternoon with Liesl Gibson learning new sewing skills while helping a child in need. The popover sun dress is a great project for the beginning sewer. Build on your basic skills by learning with Liesl how to sew french seams, bias binding and a narrow hem. The dress works up...

Learn to Sew Good with the fashion recycling charity TRAID at monthly workshops held at the TRAID Camden store. Bring a garment you no longer wear, and they'll give you the skills you need to fix, alter and revive your wardrobe. Workshops will be held on the second Thursday of every month...

That's why I'm learning to sew. I love fashion, but like most people, I can't afford to have every garment I buy custom-made to fit my unique shape. Instead, I go to stores where I am inevitably frustrated by the fact that my shoulders and waist should belong to two different people. My...

This was the sewing machine I learned to sew on... well not this exact one but my mom's Singer Genie 353. It is the most basic of sewing machines yet my favorite by far and has worked tirelessly for my mom and me since the 70's when she acquired it. A few years ago, after hoarding my mom's...

 

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