It’s In the Details: The Best of Palmer/Plestch (Digital Edition)
featuring Marta Alto
See the most difficult sewing details demystified. Marta Alto has been teaching sewing since the 1970s, both as a traveling educator and in hands-on workshops. She has learned her craft by doing it and teaching it, so she knows first-hand where people have difficulties. The techniques she demonstrates here will improve your skills in making beautiful finished garments. 2-HOUR VIDEO
NOTE: This It’s In The Details: The Best of Palmer/Pletsch video is the updated and remastered streaming and downloadable edition of the Palmer/Pletsch DVD Sewing, Good to Great: It’s in the Details.
It’s In the Details: A Peek Inside the Video:
Sewing…Good to Great…It’s in the Details
See the most difficult sewing details demystified. Marta Alto has taught sewing as a traveling educator and in hands-on workshops. She learned firsthand where people have difficulties. The techniques she demonstrates in this class will improve your skills sewing beautiful finished garments.
Learn how to fit and sew perfect darts, lapped and invisible zippers, edge finishes, bias binding, no-fail single welt pockets, making your own piping, lining garments, and eight different hems.
BONUS! Learn machine embroidery basics including stabilizing and placement tips. Also, use covered snaps under large buttons to eliminate large buttonholes. Marta shows you how.
Dart Fitting, Sewing and Pressing
Sewing Zippers - Lapped & Invisible
Machine Embroidery Tips
Bonus Class PDFs: Class Chapter Guide + The "No-Fail" Double-Welt Pocket
All digital classes include a chapter guide as well as other bonus materials. Enjoy ‘The “No-Fail” Double-Welt Pocket by Marta Alto, Susan Neall and Pati Palmer. This 8-page color illustrated step by step guide will ensure you master Double Welt Pockets in no time!
Video Class Instructor: Marta Alto
Marta Alto’s sewing experience stems from her study of home economics at Oregon State University, combined with several seasons sewing costumes for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Marta is co-author with Pati Palmer of The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting, Pants for Real People, and Jackets for Real People. She stars in most Palmer/Pletsch DVDs. During the past 30 years she has taught sewing throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. See our workshop pages for the four-day Fit workshops Marta teaches.
For additional help, check out these titles from Palmer/Pletsch.
These books are additional references: Pants for Real People – Updated Second Edition by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto (Our best zipper and many pocket techniques.) Jackets for Real People by Pati Palmer, Marta Also, and Sue Neall for single- and double-welt and patch pockets. Also in-depth on lining a jacket including “bagging” a lining. Knits for Real People by Pati Palmer and Sue Neall for edge finishes on knits, bindings, serged seams and hems. Couture, The Art of Fine Sewing by Roberta Carr with Marla Kazell for handling bias including binding and many other couture details.