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with John Brinegar
Online Class

Seaming Beyond the Basics

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Discover an accessible and enlightening approach to seaming virtually any knitting project with designer John Brinegar. Highlight your finishing with decorative seams such as the single-lock suture, double-lock suture and continuous suture. Master the mattress stitch for invisible seams, plus use it to finish projects worked in tricky yarns and textures such as mohair and lace. Learn to seam regular shoulder seams and stair-stepped shoulder seams, and seam a perfect shoulder line in cables and lace. Ease unequal pieces of fabric together and set in textured sleeves with no stress. Finish your most daring feats of knitting with professional-looking seams and no finishing frustrations!


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h51m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, knitwear designer John Brinegar, learn the basics of seam construction and set yourself up for success!

2. Decorative Stitches

2. Decorative Stitches

Suture stitches in a contrasting color can add an intriguing finishing touch to your knits. John explains how to find the correct edge stitches and walks you through the single-lock, double-lock and continuous suture stitches. Try it with raffia, ribbon or leather!

3. Mattress Stitch

3. Mattress Stitch

The mattress stitch binds garter-stitch edges together invisibly or shows a decorative row of knit stitches if you've created a selvage. Working with mohair or lace? John shows you how to tackle those tricky fabrics, too.