Sewing with Silk
2h 34m 17s
Access includes complete video series plus all class materials.

Renowned designer and sewing instructor Katrina Walker demystifies silk’s many varieties.

In this fascinating workshop Walker begins with the production of the fiber itself and takes students through each type of silk fabric – from chiffon and crepe de chine to satin and jacquards.

Silk’s cost and delicate nature can be intimidating. But in this workshop Walker covers every aspect of sewing with silk

▪ Cutting and pressing

▪ Choosing the best thread

▪ Selecting the perfect interfacing

You’ll see specialty techniques for seams – quick flat fell, Hong Kong, and more.

She also demonstrates beautiful hem finishes, including bound and faced hems, and the best hem for chiffon.

After you've mastered silk, learn all about wool textiles in Katrina Walker’s companion workshop, Sewing with Wool.


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Sewing with Silk Resources (pdf download)
Silk pillowcase project with French seams (Threads webpage)
More Tips and Tricks on Sewing with Silk (Threads webpage)
Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse (Threads webpage)
How to Sew with Sheer Fabrics (Threads webpage)
Sewing with Wool
Taunton Workshops Online Class
with Katrina Walker
Threads Sewing Guide
From the editors of Threads
Threads Sew Smarter, Better & Faster
From the editors, contributors, and readers of Threads magazine