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Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style

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Item # 15221245
Instructor : Pam Howard
$49.99 $34.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
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.  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. More
Sew tailored knit attire your coworkers, friends and family are sure to admire.

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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.
 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.
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   Pam Howard

Pam Howard is the owner of Pamela's Closet, Inc., a custom clothing and tailoring business, as well as a teacher of sewing, tailoring and couture techniques. Pam also tests patterns for the Pattern Review column in Threads magazine and has been a guest on Susan Khalje's "Sew Much More" TV show.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Knit pattern of your choice (Pam demonstrates with Butterick 6258  and New Look 6735)
2 . 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
3 . Interfacings 
4 . Knit stay tapes
5 . Standard garment-sewing tools

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Sewing Stable Knits
00:23:29

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.

Lesson 2 : Choosing Patterns & Preparing Knits
00:20:16

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.

Lesson 3 : Assembly Your Way
00:21:42

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.

Lesson 4 : Knits That Fit
00:21:01

For tailored knit garments that really fit, discover how to use pin-fitting to make perfect adjustments before constructing seams. Then press your seams using Pam's tips to prevent shine and unwanted creases for refined results. Pam will also offer several elegant seam finishes to consider.

Lesson 5 : Linings, Underlinings & Hems
00:24:22

Linings and underlinings aren't just for garments made from wovens. In this lesson, Pam will help you decide when to use each method and how it affects your hemming options. Then you'll learn how to make perfect hems for stable knits by hand or by machine with a twin (double) needle.

Lesson 6 : Waistband & Inspiration
00:23:10

Love knits but hate bulky elastic waistbands? Learn Pam's technique for a smooth, seamless elastic waistband that's comfortable and flattering. Plus, Pam will provide inspiration for incorporating the techniques from class into beautiful, flattering knit garments.



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