Kenneth D. King
Craftsy Instructor

New York

Kenneth D. King seeks to be the 21st Century's answer to Mariano Fortuny - fashion designer, sewist, author, and teacher. A couturier specializing in made-to-measure evening wear, accessories and furniture, Kenneth's works are in permanent collections at the Victoria and Albert in London, the L.A. County Museum of Art, and San Francisco's DeYoung Museum. His designs have been featured at upmarket boutiques in San Francisco, Dallas and Chicago ... Read Full Bio »

Kenneth D.'s Craftsy Classes


Designing Details: Pockets

Deftly designed and expertly constructed pockets are essential for every fine garment sewer's repertoire, and with Kenneth as your guide, you'll master these skills. Start by sharpening your design eye with a strategy for auditioning different types of pockets and choosing the style and size that complements your pattern best. Then, Kenneth will help you integrate your pocket design into the body pattern and draft your pocket pattern pieces. With Kenneth's guidance, go step-by-step through constructing and finishing seven styles of pockets: regular and pleated patch pockets, shaped and rectangular welt pockets, as well as horizontal, vertical and zippered variations on his foolproof double-welt pocket.

$29.99 $54.99



You’ll learn fitting and pattern alteration as you turn your jeans into a blueprint without taking them apart. Kenneth demonstrates his ingenious method to create a pattern that lets you make pair after pair of fun, flattering pants in any fabric, from casual to dressy, for women or men. In 11 lessons, he’ll walk you through measuring, drafting and construction. You’ll also be privy to construction tips picked up during Kenneth’s years of couture sewing — things that make complex details a total breeze.



The Carefree Fly-Front Coat

Create a classic fly-front coat by combining secrets of old-world tailoring with couture designer Kenneth D. King’s own innovative techniques. Sew luxurious seam finishes, shape the perfect collar, install jacket sleeves and shoulder pads and finish the coat with hand-sewing techniques used by the masters. This class includes a free Vogue pattern. The Carefree Fly-Front Coat is the perfect introduction to tailoring, taught step-by-step by one of the most respected teachers and designers in the sewing world.

$39.99 $49.99

Kenneth D. Recommends


The Couture Dress

Anne Weil
taught by
Susan Khalje

Susan Khaljie's class is superb. She walks you through creating a vogue dress in three varieties: using different fabrics, sleeve lengths, and skirt treatments. I think Susan is a spectacular teacher!

$19.99 $44.99

Kenneth D.'s Projects

Rolled Hem on Lamé Fabric
Finished Fly-Front Coat
Padded Hem for Satins
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