Last time I was at the fabric store, I noticed a beautiful stock of knit fabrics-perfect for sewing my own cardigans, blouses and comfy dresses. Sewing knits can be tricky though, because garments fit differently depending on the stretch of the fabric. Knits also need to be handled a little differently while being sewn so many people shy away from anything with a lot of stretch. Fear the knit no more with this wonderful online sewing class from Craftsy- Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics
Aside from comfortable tees, skirts, pants and dresses, you can use your knowledge of sewn knits to make amazing vintage style jumpers and skirt sets using ribbed sweater knit fabrics. I do love to knit and truly nothing beats a hand knit garment but if it's not your thing, find a similar pattern and sew your own in a fraction of the time it would take to knit!
This week only, Va-Voom Vintage readers save 50% off the online class "Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics" from Craftsy.
- Craftsy online classes are yours to keep forever, so you can log in and re-watch video lessons
- Paid classes also feature one on one support from your instructor and classmates.
- This class includes bonus sourcing information for specialty fabrics
This class, taught by Linda Lee, covers everything you need to know about how to sew with knit fabrics. Learn how to choose and source the right knit for your project, lay out your pattern to get stretch in the right places and finish your seams for a professional look to your garment. You'll also see how to stabilize fabrics and work with the challenges of sewing open lacy knits.
Although this class is titled "Beyond the Basics", Linda also talks about a lot of simple tips for sewing with knits such as finding the grain line, marking the fabric and pre-treatments and testing stitches before you sew.
Sewing Fashion Knits includes a bonus chapter featuring a sew-along for a simple shrug, working you through the project step by step, answering other questions that you may have along the way.
There are a lot of beautiful knit fabrics out there, some with ribbing, stripes and great textures for your vintage knit wear.
Next time you see a really fun novelty knit, don't be nervous, enroll in 'Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics" from Craftsy The 50% off discount ends in a week!
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