Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style DVD


Item: W0328R


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: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

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 class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.

Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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