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Sewing With Knits

5 Wardrobe Essentials

with Meg McElwee
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 fabrics intimidate you as you start learning how to sew knits. Meg McElwee sets you free with easy patterns for the most comfortable, relaxed clothing you'll ever make. Follow along as she shows you how to create T-shirts, shorts, a dress and a fleece hoodie. 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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