Create a Wardrobe With Barbara!

Know how to sew a T-shirt? Awesome! Now it's time to level-up your sewing skills with ease. Barbara Emodi shows you how to personalize your wardrobe with professional garment sewing methods with Core Garments. Want to learn how to add a V-neck to any knit garment? How to add a polo collar? Or how to add a gusset piece to leggings for improved fit and comfort? Or a patternless guide to adding an inset zipper? Barbara's got you covered so you'll be all set to sew your own wardrobe with ease and personal style.

I love to sew and wear knits. Knit garments such as V-neck and polo shirt tops and dresses, dressy or casual sleeveless tops, pants, leggings and skirts - are the core garments of most wardrobes. I want to share my favourite methods for constructing all of these with shortcuts and pro tips I have learned and developed over a 50 year sewing career. My mission in this course is to help you discover your own confident, stress-free sewist. I look forward to sharing that journey with you. Happy sewing, Barbara

Stress-free Sewing? Yes, Please...

Let's Stitch!

  • $49.99

    $49.99Core Garments: Top Variations, Skirts and Pants (Knits for Novices Series–part 2)

    This self-directed course not includes Instructor and Student Discussions with Barbara. Barbara also offers Zoom feedback sessions periodically for FREE with the course. Dates and times are 

    There are no included patterns in this course but plenty of advice on Barbara's preferred pattern companies.

    Access for 1 year.

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  • $89.99

    $89.99Knits for Novices Bundle (Part 1 & 2)

    A $10 discount when you buy two classes together! The Knits for Novices is a perfect series for folks wanting the knowledge of sewing knit garments. This bundle combines the T-Shirts course with the Core Garments course. For more details about the T-Shirt course click here.

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Your Course Includes:

  • 180 minutes of video teach you how to sew and start designing with confidence...step by step

  • Take on a variety of collars including two easy ways to put a V neckline in any knit garment AND a quick and stressless way to sew a polo type knit collar

  • Learn to bind the edges of knit necklines and armholes perfectly in thin or thicker knit fabrics

  • Add an inset zipper opening to a top, no pattern required

  • Tricks for elastic waist treatments for knit pants, skirts, and leggings including how to make and add a yoga band to a skirt of pair of pants

  • Improve fit and comfort to your leggings with just an additional gusset piece

  • Learn a fast way to make a fully lined knit skirt, no hemming required

  • No Serger Required. Barbara shows you how to use any machine.

  • FREE eBook included with other Downloads & Supply List

  • FREE Zoom Feedback sessions offered periodically. Full access to the class for 1 year

And because we love a cherry on top - let's talk extras.

  • FREE eBook ($23.99 Value). Early access to ebook before official publication date !
  • Bonus Project: Hemless, Self-Lined Skirt

Why We Love Barbara Emodi:

Big Sewing Knowledge

Barbara Emodi is a thoughtful, caring instructor who brings a breath of fresh common sense to her classes.

As a former student in her live classes, I have never left without learning something new. As a guest lecturer, her breadth of knowledge is superb and well researched.

I am sure as an online course presenter, her classes will be informative and never boring!

Personal Connections

I try to take every opportunity to learn from Barb Emodi. 

She 'thinks outside the box' when it comes to sewing and has so, so much information to share - which she does patiently and gracefully, all of it with a wonderful sense of humour!

Educational Fun

If you have an opportunity to attend or view one of Barb Emodi’s classes or presentations, say 'yes'.

Barb’s knowledge of all things sewing and her presentation style mean her workshops are educational and fun - time well spent.

Course curriculum

  • Welcome to the Course!
    2 Videos 1 Download
  • Chapter 1: Bindings for Necklines and Armholes
    4 Videos
  • Chapter 2: V Necklines
    2 Videos
  • Chapter 3: Golf Shirt Style Neckline: "Polo" Hidden Tab
    4 Videos
  • Chapter 4: Zippered Necklines
    1 Video
  • Chapter 5: Waistbands in Knit Skirts, Pants and Leggings
    9 Videos
  • Next steps

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