How-To DVD - Online Version

These comprehensive video lessons take you step-by-step through measuring and drawing the Sure-Fit Designs master patterns. | taught by Glenda Sparling

Course description

For all our mobile device viewers, Sure-Fit Designs (SFD) has now taken the Introductory How-To DVD tutorial completely mobile. You can now stream each of the 30 lessons to your mobile device to watch and follow along in the leisure of your sewing space. If you don't have a DVD player handy our online streaming video will fill the gap.

Don't let 30 video lessons overwhelm you! These lessons are logically divided into the major chapters for the SFD Dress Kit, Pants Kit, Shirt Kit, Children's Kit, and Men's Pants Instructional Package. Choose the chapter of your choice and begin with how to measure. Each lesson follows the logical progression of drawing your personal body blueprint for that particular fitting kit. See how simple, quick and easy Sure-Fit Designs can be for you.


Glenda Sparling
Glenda Sparling
President Sure-Fit Designs

Since 1982, Glenda has been President of Sure-Fit Designs™, an international company specializing in pattern fitting and designing. Canadian born, her impressive background includes 10 years as a Home Economics educator, plus 36 years in the sewing industry. Based in Eugene, OR, she has traveled extensively in the USA, Canada, Australia, N.Z., and Great Britain showing home seamstresses the ease of achieving excellent pattern fit with the Sure-Fit Designs™ system of pattern fitting and designing. She has authored numerous articles, pattern fitting, designing, fabric embellishment and machine embroidery books for the benefit of home seamstresses worldwide. She has been featured in sewing forums and shows throughout the USA and Australia and is recognized as a leading educator in the sewing industry.

If you need any assistance while drawing your personalized patterns, email info@surefitdesigns.com and connect directly with Glenda the Good Stitch.

Course Curriculum

Reviews (21)

Finished Chapter 1 Dress Kit measuring and drawing the patterns

by Valerie bishop
This is blowing my socks off! I think I CAN do this! I don't quite have my dress kit yet but I will try and get my measurements done so I'll be ready. I hope to join in on the patchwork skirt SAL! So exciting for sure. Glenda you are a great presenter! Not too fast and not too slow. Clear directions and I like that you repeated to use a pencil for erasing. I never mind repeated things as I never catch everything the first time. Thanks so much and I am looking forward to getting back into sewing garments! Valerie Bishop

Dress Fit Design Tutorial

by Elaine Evans
This really is wonderful! I am so glad that I have bought this kit. Now I just need to find more time to sew!!

by Sherri Lindsay
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Finished Chapter 1 Dress Kit measuring and drawing the patterns

by Valerie bishop
This is blowing my socks off! I think I CAN do this! I don't quite have my dress kit yet but I will try and get my measurements done so I'll be ready. I hope to join in on the patchwork skirt SAL! So exciting for sure. Glenda you are a great presenter! Not too fast and not too slow. Clear directions and I like that you repeated to use a pencil for erasing. I never mind repeated things as I never catch everything the first time. Thanks so much and I am looking forward to getting back into sewing garments! Valerie Bishop

Dress Fit Design Tutorial

by Elaine Evans
This really is wonderful! I am so glad that I have bought this kit. Now I just need to find more time to sew!!

by Sherri Lindsay

Excellent

by Carrie M Davis
I'm reviewing the videos to mentally familiarize myself with the designing technique.

by Dorothy Untch

pants

by Jean Forster
very helpful. Glenda easy style makes it interesting to watch, while learning as we go along. ideal back up to instruction book, thank you.

Pant Kit Design and Measure

by Marcia Petrus
Quite clear instructions. Good pace. Just enough detail. I feel confident I'll be able to make my sloper successfully. Only thing that drove me a touch batty was the "Sraddle" on the "Straddle/Crotch" measurement section. I'm sure you've heard this, undoubtedly, a few hundred times. Maybe you have an "Oops" message flash on the screen that I may have missed. I'm getting really excited about making a great fitting pair of pants. If I'm successful, I'll try it on my sister who has an EXTREME diamond booty and struggles to find pants that fit.

Dress

by Billie Hall
excellent. easy to follow.

Basic body blueprint

by wendy bakel
So easy to follow quick and simple to draw. Fabulous kit

Dress Kit Tutorial

by Sheila Grant
The addition of the online version of the instructional DVD is a fantastic bonus. I no longer have a DVD Drive but I was able to follow along on my iPad as I worked through the instructions. Glenda is a natural on video. She speaks clearly and fluently so it was a pleasure to watch. It is apparent that she is extremely knowledgeable yet her explanations are simple and precise. I find it easier to learn when I can watch the process on video and stop or repeat as needed. I followed along with the written instructions as I watched which gave me a deeper understanding of the process. Although I have just started my Sure-Fit journey I’m already looking forward to my next design kit. Thank you Glenda!

Dress Kit

by Joyce Ryks
Absolutely inspiring! Very user friendly.

Best designers companion

by Janet Adebo
I have learnt so much from beginning to the end with Sure -fit designers companion!

Collar instructions.

by Anne Kelly
Very good. Watch the instructions fully first, then go for it.(don't do what I did and add the button stand to the center front measurements).

Great!!!!!

by Deloris Roane

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!!!!

by ANTONIA SCOTT
Wow! I never thought that creating a pattern for my body type would have been so easy. I am a teacher myself, and I say Glenda the good stitch is an excellent teacher. The videos were easy to follow and straight forward —even a baby could follow. Wow! What an awesome and smart idea. Thank you so much for this program.

How To DVD

by Bridget Fennell
Glenda The Good Stitch takes learning materials that could be overwhelming and translates them into easy to understand directions. I have been sewing for years without really understanding the underlying foundations of this beautiful craft! I bought the streaming video and watch it as many times as I need to in order to master techniques I would never have even considered doing before I found Sure Fit Designs. Moreover, the knowledge transfers to commercial patterns! All of a sudden, “I get it!” and am no longer “stuck” on more difficult tasks! Thanks so much! I just love Sure Fit Designs!

Excellent Course

by sonia sabaz
Glenda you have a fantastic way of explaining everything a beginner or even a moderate sewer needs to know. Thank you for a well detailed explanation and easy step by step instructions. Would highly recommend to everyone. It is definitely worth buying the DVDs.

Excellent

by Mary Ellen Poulton
The video's explain everything and doesn't make it confusing, simple but with room to grow and change

Clear concise presentation

by Mary Cavanaugh
Glenda gave a clear, concise presentation that got me solid results on my very bodice pattern. There wasn't one place where I was confused or had to stop and ask questions. I thought this was a process that would take perhaps a week. Instead it took a few hours (and I'm slow!) My muslin was sewed up and I was amazed at the way it fit.

How-To-DVD - Online Version

by Patricia Palm
I ran across SFD while surfing YouTube for sewing terms I was not familiar with and I am so happy I did. After, watching the many videos on the YouTube Channel, I went to the website and ordered the Pant Kit with the necessary essentials. I just ordered the kit, so I have not worked with it yet, but happy I was able to view the How-To DVD before the kit arrives; now I am even more excited awaiting the arrival of my kit. Glenda is an awesome teacher. Everything is explained in detail, so no need for any follow-up questions. I have never run across any class that I have taken in person or online where I did not have questions. I first began sewing in High School, many, many years ago. I am now retired and decided to take up sewing again. Although, I am familiar with some of the sewing terms, I feel like a beginner, so this is perfect for me. I found a local sewing machine dealer in my area, who allowed me to trade in my old machine for an updated machine, so I am ready. Glenda, thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. xoxo

how to dvd course

by angela earp
Very clear and concise videos.