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Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style

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Sew tailored knits for attire your coworkers, friends and family will surely admire.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Pam Howard
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Assembly Your Way
4. Knits That Fit
5. Linings, Underlinings & Hems
6. Waistband & Inspiration

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

Taught by

Pam W. Howard
Pam W. Howard
Pam Howard, owner of Pamela's Closet, Inc., teaches intermediate to advanced clothing construction, specializing in precision sewing, tailoring and couture techniques. Pam has been sewing since she was 14 years old, originally taught by two neighbors in her hometown in Virginia. She is a member of the American Sewing Guild (Atlanta Chapter), and has taught at five national ASG conventions and at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expos in Atlanta, Kansas City, Chicago, Minneapolis and the Washington, D.C., area. In 2005, Pam launched her own sewing retreats, Tailoring Boot Camp, held at a bed-and-breakfast in Georgia. In addition to teaching, she tests patterns for the Threads magazine Pattern Review column and was a guest on DIY's Sew Much More, hosted by Susan Khalje.

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