Professor Amy Alan, Sewing Expert

Professor Amy Alan
  • Craftsy
I started crafting as a small child and have always made an effort to turn the everyday into art!

Amy Alan got her start in sewing as a child. Once she graduated college with a degree in fashion design, she then worked on the cutting room floor of a show apparel company as a technical designer. After that, she went into alterations and then finally teaching once we moved to Portland. Amy currently teaches sewing at Modern Domestic in Portland, Ore. and blogs at Really Handmade.

Amy Alan teach sewing classes that mainly focus on developing skills, such as using machinery and patternmaking, but she does occasionally hold project classes as well. Ms. Alan says that, “Fit and precision are important skills to me, and I love to show my students the why’s and how’s of garment construction.”

Amy Alan has written articles on her work for Sew News magazine, and also appeared on Sew It All TV and It’s Sew Easy.

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4 Courses and Sets

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4 Courses and Sets

  1. Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques

    Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques

    Amy Alan
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    Starting at $39.95 Starting at $39.95 $59.95 $39.95$59.95
    Gain confidence using your serger with sewing instructor Amy Alan. If you know the basics of serging, you'll now discover how versatile your machine is! Begin with an overview of serger threading and maintenance. Then, learn how to create nine different types of basic stitches and create a serger stitch book you can reference again and again. For those tricky serger slip-ups, Amy will show you how to troubleshoot...
  2. (Set) Beginner Serging & 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know Set

    (Set) Beginner Serging & 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $79.90 Starting at $79.90 $119.90 $79.90$119.90
    Gain new confidence with sewing and using your serger with this two-course Craftsy set. Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques provides tips for novices and experts alike, while 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know teaches you how to sew more efficiently, successfully, and creatively.
  3. (Set) Four-Course Craftsy Sewing Set Set

    (Set) Four-Course Craftsy Sewing Set

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $169.80 Starting at $169.80 $239.80 $169.80$239.80
    No matter what you love to sew, you’ll love this four-course sewing set. Comprised of 40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know, Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin, Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques, and Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings, and Facings, these courses provide deep insights, and useful tips to novices and experts alike.
  4. (Set) Beginner Serging & Underneath It All Set

    (Set) Beginner Serging & Underneath It All

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $89.90 Starting at $89.90 $119.90 $89.90$119.90
    Exquisite garments are thoughtfully made and skillfully sewn both inside and out with this two-course set. Start by gaining confidence using your serger and discover how versatile your machine is with Beginner Serging: Machine Basics & Techniques. Then, learn essential skills for making and sewing fine garment interiors: choose interfacings, underlinings, interlinings, facings and linings, and install them perfectly...