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19 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing With Knits




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

19 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing With Knits

includes an interesting combination of simple clothing
from knit materials and advanced techniques to use with knit fabrics. The
sections include: 1) Getting Started discussed fabrics, patterns, interfacings
and elastics, and cutting out the patterns. 2) Basica Sewing Techniques
includes seams and seam finishes, hems, ribbed edges and bound edges. 3) Easy
Wardrobes includes a few pages on standard patterns such as tank tops,
T-shirts and pullovers, skirts, pants and cardigans. 4) Easy Design
Variations is a section of interesting ideas such as cowl neckline variations,
modified V necks, plackets, different types of pockets, elasticized
waistbands, layered and slashed garments, and making and using twisted knit
trims. 5) Specialty Knits includes napped fabrics, sweater knits, two way
stretch knits and swimsuits and leotards. I feel that this is a better
introduction to sewing swimsuits than the _Sewing Activewear_ book. Also look
at Threads issue #29 June/July 1990 which has an article on sewing leotards
and exercise clothing. The section on swimsuits includes guidelines for the
amount of stretch in patterns and the lengths of elastic to use.

 

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