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with Pam Howard
Online Class

Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style

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Create chic knit garments as you learn how to sew pontes and other stable knits. Custom clothier and beloved Craftsy instructor Pam Howard will guide you step by step through stabilizing your fabric, pin-fitting, sewing, lining or underlining, and finishing knits as comfortable and beautiful as anything in your wardrobe.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h14m

Included in this Class

1. Sewing Stable Knits

1. Sewing Stable Knits

Meet Pam Howard, fashion and garment sewing expert, and learn to choose the right kinds of fabrics for chic tailored knit garments. Follow along as Pam shares tips for cutting knits without stretching or color shading, and shows basic construction seams for these fabrics.

2. Choosing Patterns & Preparing Knits

2. Choosing Patterns & Preparing Knits

Discover how to make good pattern choices for stable knits, and even how to adapt some designed for woven fabrics, along with pattern styles to avoid. Then learn how to use fusible stay tapes and high-quality fusible interfacings to stabilize your knit garments.

3. Assembly Your Way

3. Assembly Your Way

Pam will help you move beyond the pattern instructions and use a thoughtful construction order for knits. You'll also learn how to bind necklines and other garment edges for a professional finish, and how to use a flat construction method for sleeves.

Recommended with this class

  • Knit pattern of your choice (Pam demonstrates with Butterick 6258 and New Look 6735)
  • Fabric: Flat, relatively firm knits suitable for more tailored styles such as ponte, ponte de Roma double knit, double knit, double-faced knit, matte jersey or wool jersey
  • Interfacings
  • Knit stay tapes