Learn to Sew with Janet Corzatt – Level One (Digital Edition)
Janet Corzatt has developed a series of four levels of sewing instruction geared toward the beginner, covering all the basics to help you start sewing on your own, with a sewing project for each level. In Level One you’ll learn how to sew an apron. Remember to order the apron pattern at palmerpletsch.com.
Learn to Sew Level One - Video Class Sampler
Learn to Sew with Janet Corzatt in this Level One Workshop!
Watch this sampler video of excerpts from Level One of the “Learn to Sew with Janet Corzatt” beginners sewing program. The four levels include these projects:
- LEVEL ONE: Learn to Sew an Apron
- LEVEL TWO: Learn to Sew a kimono-style robe
- LEVEL THREE: Learn to Sew two-piece pajamas.
- LEVEL FOUR: Learn additional sewing techniques. including zippers, elastic, buttonholes and more.
After you’ve completed these four levels, you may want to sew the same garments again in different fabrics for yourself or someone you care about!
Janet Corzatt’s Learn to Sew! Level One covers basic techniques and terminology to help you start sewing on your own. Sew samples for a notebook and apply those skills when sewing a child-size or adult-size apron using the Apron for Artists & Chefs Learn-to-Sew Pattern designed by Janet Corzatt. Janet has designed this pattern in an easy shape for beginners to sew, with a beginner-friendly guidesheet. She has added features like faced armholes that will build many skills. You can practice your skills by making aprons for gifts. Make a matching set for adults and children, since all sizes are in one pattern.
Still not sure? How about a bit more from this workshop? Check out this Sewing Machines 101 Sampler Video!
Learn Beginning Sewing Techniques
Make an Apron with Patch Pockets
Learn Staystitching and Clean Finishing
BONUS! Sewing Machines 101
Here’s what you’ll find in this LEVEL ONE video:
• Preparing Apron Pattern & Fabric
• Layout & Cutting Apron
• Staystitching & Clean-Finishing
• Grading Seams, Clipping and Notching
• Facings, Understitching, Topstitching
• Hand Catchstitching a Hem, Pockets
• Perfect Straps, Ties, and Edgestitching
• BONUS! Sewing Machines 101
Printable PDFs include notebook pages with your supply list and techniques, plus templates for clipping and notching. Sew and then attach a sample for each technique to the notebook pages for future reference.
The video menu PDF for this level provides time code information so you can select exactly the technique you want to focus on, or revisit.
The Pattern You'll Need
Janet designed an Apron for Artist & Chefs pattern that you’ll use to make this Level One project. This pattern is available at palmerpletsch.com.
Don’t forget to order your pattern on our sister site after you’ve completed your Level One video purchase here at palmerpletschdigital.com.
The "Learn to Sew with Janet Corzatt" Beginning Sewing Method from Palmer/Pletsch includes four videos with accompanying handouts.
At last, a beginner sewing method, created by Janet Corzatt for Palmer/Pletsch. Learn the sewing techniques that will enable you to sew what you want to sew. Learn skills, not just projects. Compile your own sample notebook that will help you understand “sewing language” when you work with patterns, then see how those skills are applied to real garments. This series of four levels is geared toward the beginner, covering all the basics to get you on your way to sewing on your own. Step-by-step pattern instructions guide you through the construction of an apron, a kimono-style robe, and two-piece pajamas. You’ll also learn how to sew zippers, elastic, buttonholes, and much more. Just think of the possibilities! This course will help you become a Real Sewist!
Your Class Instructor: Janet Corzatt
Janet Corzatt has been teaching beginners to sew since 1996. Her background in education plus many years’ experience in the fabric and sewing industry have come together in a sewing curriculum that will enlighten and inspire. An excellent teacher, Janet always gives you the hows and whys. Since 2000 she has also been training sewing teachers from around the world in how to use her sewing program to teach beginning sewing enthusiasts. And even these already-skilled sewists learn new methods from Janet. The techniques you learn here will open up the world of sewing and get you started on your way to expressing your own creativity through your newfound skills.
The book Mother Pletsch’s Painless Sewing by Pati Palmer and Susan Pletsch is not necessary for the class, but it explains the whys of a lot of basic fabric, fitting, and sewing techniques and is full of cartoons that make it fun to read. Also read your pattern guidesheet.
If you want to expand your sewing skills, fitting is a logical next step. These two Palmer/Pletsch books can help. Find them at palmerpletsch.com.
The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting Learn how to tissue-fit and make alterations for any fit issue. The book also includes a chapter on sewing techniques that affect fit.
Pants for Real People teaches not only fitting and sewing pants, but also includes many different pockets, zippers, waistbands, and design ideas.
See other video classes about fit and sewing details from Palmer/Pletsch. In the video It’s in the Details you will see zipper techniques; more on sewing, fitting, and pressing darts; a welt pocket; Hong Kong seam finish; six new hem techniques; covered snaps; and more. Check it out at palmerpletschdigital.com.