Online Class

Seaming Beyond the Basics

$39.99$49.99

Banish your finishing fears to seam even the most sophisticated knitting projects with complete confidence.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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 John Brinegar
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Discover an accessible and enlightening approach to seaming virtually any knitting project with designer John Brinegar. Highlight your finishing with decorative seams such as the single-lock suture, double-lock suture and continuous suture. Master the mattress stitch for invisible seams, plus use it to finish projects worked in tricky yarns and textures such as mohair and lace. Learn to seam regular shoulder seams and stair-stepped shoulder seams, and seam a perfect shoulder line in cables and lace. Ease unequal pieces of fabric together and set in textured sleeves with no stress. Finish your most daring feats of knitting with professional-looking seams and no finishing frustrations!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
07:43
Meet your instructor, knitwear designer John Brinegar, learn the basics of seam construction and set yourself up for success!
2. Decorative Stitches
32:12
3. Mattress Stitch
28:35
4. Shoulder Seams
45:04
5. Setting In a Sleeve
32:44
6. Seaming Adventures
25:01

Recommended with this class

  • Tapestry needle

Taught by

John Brinegar
John Brinegar
After starting small at age 17, John Brinegar's knitting has evolved over the past 20 years to feature couture-centered garments that incorporate sound design, intriguing texture and professional finishing. John's work can be found in publications such as Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple and Crochet Today, as well as in the collections of Tahki Stacy Charles and others. John combines his love of teaching with his talent for knitting in workshops across the country — and now on Craftsy!
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