DVD Class

Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0235Q


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.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Sewing Stable Knits (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.

Choosing Patterns & Preparing Knits (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.

Assembly Your Way (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.

Knits That Fit (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.

Linings, Underlinings & Hems (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.

Waistband & Inspiration (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.

Your Instructor

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.

Bonus Materials

Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure and Style - Resources and Supplies


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.