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Taught by Pam Howard
Online Class

Modern Jacket Techniques

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Learn how to sew a jacket of superior quality in less time with sought-after sewing instructor Pam Howard. Learn how to pick out jacket patterns, choose and handle jacket fabric, work with the right fusible interfacings and prepare your pattern pieces for efficient sewing. Then, create your best, most accurate welt pockets. Skillfully set in sleeves with mitered vents and add structure with shoulder pads and sleeve heads. Sew your undercollar, upper collar and jacket facings with confidence. Install and finish your jacket lining with a center-back ease pleat and jump hem for wonderful ease of movement. Finish your work beautifully with topstitching, perfectly spaced buttonholes and buttons, and smooth hems. Upgrade your skills to sew event-ready jackets in less time.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 4h20m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction: Recommended Fabrics & Tailoring

1. Introduction: Recommended Fabrics & Tailoring

Meet your instructor, designer and sewing coach Pam Howard, and learn more about the techniques covered in your class. Pam will go over the features of streamlined ready-to-wear style jacket construction and discuss choices of fabric and interfacing. She'll also show you how to prepare your pattern and fabric pieces for sewing.

2. Welt Pockets

2. Welt Pockets

Get started sewing your classic jacket by constructing your best, most accurate welt pockets. In the process, Pam shares tips for adjusting a pattern for a better pocket fit. Learn how to make the pocket flap, mark and sew the welt and attach the pocket bag.

3. Setting In Sleeves

3. Setting In Sleeves

Gain from Pam's experience in menswear tailoring as you learn how to easily and efficiently set in a sleeve the first time.