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Sewing for Cosplay 101 Lesson 3 – Seam Finishes, Hand and MachineExpired

Jun 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

In this lesson, we’ll start by discussing the different kinds of seams you’ll use in sewing, and the importance of finishing seams. We’ll also demonstrate some of the different techniques to finish, including bias-bound finishes. This is lesson 3 of an 8 part series. This is a lecture/presentation style course. You may work along with us, or listen and then practice. There will be live demonstrations.

Skill Level:

This is lesson 3 in a series. If you have taken lessons 1 and 2, you'll be prepared. Otherwise, basic knowledge of hand and machine sewing necessary.

Skills you will learn:

Pressing Seams, why finishing seams is important, Seam finishes including pinked, turned, zigzag, bias bound, french, and flat-felled seam.

What You'll Need:

Scrap Fabric (Cotton, Polyester, Other light woven fabrics) Sewing Needles Thread Scissors Iron Ironing board Sewing Machine Bias Tape (Thin, single or double fold) Optional: Tailor's Clapper, thread conditioner, thimble, seam gauge, pinking sheers

What is Included:

  • A free membership to Make: Community
  • Access to discussion forums and community groups
  • Post event access to session recordings

** Tickets are nonrefundable **

About your Facilitator:

I'm a Maryland-based cosplayer and costumer who has a passion for teaching. I'm an accomplished maker who creates my own costumes from scratch. I began cosplaying in 2003, and currently compete and win at the master craftsmanship level. I hold a B.F.A. in Technical Theater and Costume Design as well as a M.A. in Puppetry (with a high focus on Fabrication). I've taught for over a decade for both higher education and for K-12 students. I work frequently as a panelist, teacher, and cosplay judge at several conventions on the east coast.


  • Cori Leyden-Sussler

    I like to make things, all sorts of wonderful, amazing things. As a hard worker who is driven to succeed, I work full time as a Maker Educator in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally from Connecticut, I currently live right outside of Washington DC.

    I began my passion for creating and realizing ideas in the cosplay world, and still enjoy the hobby in my free time.  Over the years, I’ve earned several awards for my work and also judge contests around the east coast of the US. I also enjoy teaching, and have several years experience with both college and primary school.

    My specialties include sewing, sculpture, embroidery, fabric painting, foam fabrication, thermal plastics, wood carving,

    3d printing/modeling, leather, painting, and prop work. I am highly detail-oriented, but always striving to add new abilities to my repertoire. 

    I am a disabled cosplayer/professional, and am outspoken in my support for my communities. I always strive to make this hobby accessible for everyone!

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Ticket - Sewing for Cosplay 101 Lesson 3 - Seam Finishes, Hand and Machine
  • Jun 11, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18
Have questions or comments? Email us at makercampus@make.co

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