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How To Make a Perfect Shirt Tail Hem

The Classic Tailored Shirt

About The Classic Tailored Shirt:

Ready to sew like a pro? With the help of expert shirtmaker Pam Howard, you can learn step-by-step the secrets of creating a crisp, tailored shirt. Drawing on her lifetime of experience as a tailor and a teacher, Pam offers patient and thorough lessons that walk you through the process from pattern layout to the final press. Her innovative techniques include speed tailor's tacks, finger-felling (no special sewing machine foot required) and a tidy double yoke you can sew by machine.

While this class is intended for intermediate sewers, even beginners will come away with a better understanding of the craft and a project to work toward.
Turn your fabric into a flawlessly finished wardrobe staple and add finesse to your skills.

About Pam Howard:

"I love making Classic Tailored clothing!" Pam Howard, owner of Pamela's Closet, Inc. teaches intermediate to advanced clothing construction, and has a B. S. in Textiles & Clothing. Her specialties are 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. She has also taught with The Original Sewing and Quilt Expos in Atlanta, GA, Chantilly, VA, Overland Park, KS, Chicago, IL, and Minneapolis, MN. In 2005 Pam launched her own sewing retreats: Tailoring Boot Camp. They are held at the Historic Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Newnan, GA. In addition to teaching, she tests patterns for the Threads magazine Pattern Review column along with many other talented sewists, has published several articles with Threads magazine, and was a guest on DIY's show Sew Much More, hosted by Susan Khalje. Pam enjoys helping sewists take their garment construction skills to a higher level, and loves the possibility of what a piece of fabric can become!

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Comment by Therese Custer on July 15, 2013 at 8:45pm

Thanks so much for a great, simple, easy-to-use tip!   

Comment by Scot Guenther on July 11, 2013 at 7:25pm

Very good information!  I'm an intermediate "beginner" and videos like this are so helpful, thank you!  I was wondering the same thing about the iron cover.

Comment by Tammie Abdullah on July 11, 2013 at 4:34pm

That was a very informative video.  Thanks for sharing

Comment by Sheila Mc Colgan on July 11, 2013 at 3:51pm

great tip

Comment by Carol Fryer on July 11, 2013 at 1:44pm

I like this. I love little tips like this. I want more info on buttonholes.

Comment by Mesewlot on July 11, 2013 at 9:36am

I'm interested in knowing about what that is Pamela has over her iron. I've never seen a cover like that. Please tell what it is and if it is available for purchase. Thanks!

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