We call our patterns a “classroom in a book”.  Full of illustrations, information and links, here are tips to kick up your skills to intermediate and advanced sewing.

Learn how to fit and alter a jacket pattern. Discover how to shorten zippers.  Work with tricky fabrics, sew five different kinds of flat fell seams so your unlined jacket looks as beautiful inside as outside.

Want to sew PFI’s outerwear jackets?  You will create a garment that will help you face winter: Water-repellent, warm and wearable with style. Become familiar with fabrics and findings. Sew details appropriate to such garments, such as a jumped hem or flatted lining.  Use wool or technical fabrics — and add a hood! Make it DWR (durable water repellent) or WPB (waterproof breathable).