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How to Sew Your First Skirt and Understand Patterns

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You don’t have to start with pillows! Learn sewing basics while making something you’ll be proud of with The Easiest Skirt. In this class, Shaerie Mead of Sew L.A. teaches sewing essentials while showing you how to make a skirt you’ll be stoked to wear.

The Easiest Skirt is a perfect entry point for working with patterns. Shaerie will take you step-by-step through the prepping, cutting, and stitching processes. You’ll learn about: 
  • Cutting, folding, notching, and pinning the pattern
  • Gathering skirt to yoke
  • Sewing and hemming
  • Creating a casing and inserting elastic
Shaerie will teach you how to read a pattern, what to do while gathering, and when to baste. You’ll learn how to make a timeless skirt that doesn’t take a lot of material or time to make.

If you want to skip the dull stuff and get your start at sewing clothes, join Shaerie Mead in The Easiest Skirt.


  • Introduction & Overview of Skillset
  • Pattern Envelope Overview
  • Measuring Your Body
  • Cutting out the Pattern
  • Understanding Fabric Anatomy
  • Cutting out the Fabric
  • Cutting the Notches & Second Pieces
  • Gathering Skirt to Yoke
  • Sewing Skirt to Yoke
  • Sewing the Side Seams
  • Hemming the Skirt
  • Creating the Casing
  • Inserting Elastic & Finishing the Skirt

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Shaerie Mead


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