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Sewing With Knits

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with Meg McElwee
Sewing With Knits
Stretch your sewing skills by making a soft T-shirt, comfy yoga pants, a fleecy hoodie or a flowing dress with Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated.

Don't let stretchy knits intimidate you. Meg McElwee sets you free with easy patterns for the most comfortable clothing you'll ever make. Follow along as she shows you how to create a fleecy hoodie, T-shirts, shorts and a dress. She'll give you tips for reinforcing seams without a serger and how to customize each garment. As a bonus, you'll learn how to dye your finished pieces.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Meg and learn the benefits of sewing with knits.


Lesson 2. Fabric Primer


Lesson 3. Supplies


Lesson 4. Starting the Fleece Hoodie


Lesson 5. Sewing the Fleece Hoodie


Lesson 6. Scoop-Neck T-Shirt


Lesson 7. V-Neck T-Shirt


Lesson 8. Yoga Shorts


Lesson 9. Surplice Dress


Lesson 10. Bonus: Cloth Dyeing

"Though I have sewn for many years, I have not had much experience with knits and have found this class extremely helpful in taking away that fear and providing practical, easy instructions on how to sew knits successfully. ... Thanks so much for this wonderful class."
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