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Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish : Proven Methods for Conventional Machine and Serger - (Paperback)
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Do you ever look at the price tag on a piece of clothing and think, I could sew that myself? Well, sew do we!
Sewing your own clothes is rewarding and cost-effective, plus it's an enjoyable creative skill to develop. Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish gives you the instruction you need to sew soft knit fabrics using professional techniques. This comprehensive reference book from expert Linda Lee includes methods for both conventional sewing machines and sergers, and it includes precise construction notes and how-to photos along the way.
Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish eases readers into the subject by teaching how to identify the different types of knit fabrics available and helping them select the ones that best suit their sewing projects. From there, the book introduces readers to sewing patterns for knit fabrics and teaches how to tweak those patterns to fit specific measurements. After that, Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish moves step-by-step through the sewing process, including all of the following:
-Preparing fabric before it's cut
-Transferring pattern markings onto knit fabrics
-Organizing a garment's construction
-Sewing seams and selecting seam styles
-Utilizing stabilizers and inserting closures
-Sewing a hem and selecting a hem style
-Adding embellishments to create a more unique garment
Imagine an updated wardrobe that you have total control over. Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish makes that dream a very possible reality. Not only that, the book reveals a few shortcuts and troubleshooting tips to ensure a stress-free sewing process. So jump on the sewing bandwagon! Once you learn how to sew knit-fabric pieces, you'll wonder why you ever bought them.