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Modern Jacket Techniques

with Pam Howard
Sew high-end jackets like a professional. Learn streamlined construction and ready-to-wear finishing techniques to sew your most refined jackets faster than ever.

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.

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Lesson 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.


Lesson 2. Welt Pockets


Lesson 3. Setting In Sleeves


Lesson 4. Installing Shoulder Pads


Lesson 5. Collars & Neck Facings


Lesson 6. Jacket Lining


Lesson 7. Lining Finishing Techniques


Lesson 8. Jacket Finishing Techniques

Praise for Pam Howard's Jacket Fitting Techniques:

"This is one of the most clear, step-by-step video classes on fitting yourself that I've seen. I especially liked watching Pam fit herself as many of us really don't have someone else to help. ...I love the additional seams she has added to the pattern and her instructions to make them are excellent."
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