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Jennifer Stern-Hasemann
Jennifer Stern-Hasemann, owner and designer at J Stern Designs, has a solid background in pattern design and drafting, fit, and construction.

Her original line of fashion patterns, jeans, a cup-sized fitted shirt, and a unique tee, focus on flattering designs with easy-to-follow instructions and fit techniques. She loves to work with knit fabric and has designed an Easy-to-Fit-and-Sew Collection of patterns specially designed for knits.

She shares a wide variety of sewing, serging, fitting, and construction techniques via her J Stern Designs on the YouTube Channel, with over 100 video tutorials. Additionally, she teaches online at craftsy.com and patternreview.com.

For more about Jennifer go to jsterndesigns.com



STITCHES West 2020 Classes
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Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9017 Easy Learn to Sew Knit Garments On a Sewing Machine If you're new to sewing clothes for yourself, this class is for you. Work with a variety of fabrics and notions following Jennifer's step-by-step guidance to help you get professional results sewing knit garments.

Knit fabrics are easy to work with because the raw edges do not fray. Built-in stretch makes them easy to fit. We'll start by discussing the best needles and notions to use, then talk about a variety of knits and how to use them.

You will leave class with a reference binder full of knit samples that include a variety of seam treatments and finishing techniques. Your reference guide will take the mystery out of working with knits at home.

Note: Must bring your own sewing machine and have basic knowledge of how to use it. Ironing and cutting stations and serge protectors/extension cords will be provided.
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Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9009 Easy Easy Fit and Sew Yoga Pants If you have ever wanted to sew for yourself, but felt that you needed a little help along the way, this class is perfect. Using my Easy Fit and Sew One-Piece Yoga Pant Pattern, you'll have the opportunity to try on samples to find your best starting size. Then I'll show you simple adjustments to fine-tune your pattern for a flattering, comfortable fit. Use those pattern pieces to cut out and sew your new favorite yoga pants.

I've taken the guess work out of choosing the right fabric; black 4-way stretch knit is included in your kit. Learn tricks and tips to get professional results and to sew knit garments with your sewing machine.

Note: Must bring your own sewing machine and have basic knowledge of how to use it. Ironing and cutting stations and serge protectors/extension cords will be provided.


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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1471 Easy Easy Fit and Sew Tunic Join Jennifer to sew an easy-to-make and easy-to-wear tunic. And if you're new to garment sewing, this is the perfect way to get started.

You'll have the opportunity to try on sample tunics to pick your size and learn a few easy adjustments for a perfect fit. Then we'll cut it out and sew it together. You'll leave class with your custom top and the confidence to sew more.

Discover the magic that happens when you create something that makes you feel good every time you wear it--as a layer over a tank or paired with leggings.

Note: Must bring your own sewing machine and have basic knowledge of how to use it. Ironing and cutting stations and serge protectors/extension cords will be provided.
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Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1253 Easy Easy Fit and Sew Skort Join Jennifer and make a skirt with super powers--The Easy Knit Skort--a skirt+shorts!

You'll find yourself wearing this comfortable Skort everywhere. The gored skirt is made from black Performance Sports Knit with light-weight rayon knit shorts underneath.

This is a perfect beginner project for anyone who is interested in learning how to sew garments. You'll learn how to get professional results sewing knits with a sewing machine.

The skirt hem ends just above the knee but it can easily be lengthened or shortened. Once you see how easily one can add shorts to a skirt, you'll be tempted to add these super powers to all your skirts.

Note:Must bring your own sewing machine and have basic knowledge of how to use it. Ironing and cutting stations and serge protectors/extension cords will be provided.
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Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9032 Easy Tee Fit Workshop Join Jennifer as she takes you step-by-step through the process of fitting your new favorite knit top. The Tee Pattern has unique above the bust seams that make it easy to get a great fit no matter what your fitting challenges may be.

Start by trying on knit muslins to determine which size to work with. Then, I'll show you simple pattern adjustments including a full-bust adjustment and neckline and shoulder adjustments. You can customize the look and fit of your Tee by relaxing the fit of the front and back lower bodice pieces and choosing between sleeveless, short, or 3/4-length sleeves.

Learn how to select fabric with the right amount of stretch to get flattering results. We'll play with a variety of knits that are included in your kit. You'll leave class with a pattern that's ready for fabric and the confidence to pick out the perfect fabric.



STITCHES West 2020 Market Session Classes
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Saturday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
XT32 No skills required Simple Sewing: Terms, Techniques and Sewing Tools for Beginners Are you interested in learning how to sew, but you don't know where to start? Join me for this fun lecture all about sewing. I have a trunk show of samples as well as a collection of sewing machine accessories, notions and tools to share with you.

Discover how a sewing machine works and what common stitches can be found on the most simple sewing machine. See what these stitches look like and how to tell which one is which when you're looking at the stitch selector. Then I'll show you a variety of sample techniques along with sewing tools that help make the job easier. Finally, Let's talk about your first project. I'll share some good ideas to get you started. You'll leave this market session inspired to sew!