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Sewing With Knits

5 Wardrobe Essentials

with Meg McElwee

Class rating

(267 reviews)

rated 5 stars

Very informative and useful

This was a great intro to sewing with knits. It answered a lot of my questions, and I really appreciated that the instructor spent some time on what resources were useful vs not so much, and what to do if you don't have certain things (like a walking presser foot). I also really appreciate the bonus lesson on dyeing.

rated 5 stars

Great Patterns and Knit Tips

As a result of this class I made a dress, a hoodie, a shirt, some shorts, and even my first perfect t-shirt. I have been sewing for many years and knits are my favorite medium.
Even though I use my serger a lot, Meg shows you how to sew knits using only a basic sewing machine. Her techniques are helpful for the hems and neckbands using a double needle.
I am very glad I overlooked the negative reviews and took this class. Some people seem put off by her teaching style, and you ...

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rated 5 stars

Excellent class

This class debunked the myth that sewing knits is difficult. Meg gives a wealth of knowledge about knit fabrics and various methods of sewing knits that any home sewing machine can tackle. The patterns are useful staples in most wardrobes and they allow for customizing to suit a variety of body types. Meg explains how to use Swedish tracing paper, Stretch needles, double needles, a walking foot, clear elastic, tricot hemming tape, and various stitch types. She also explains how to sew knit ...

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Donna Nave Smith
rated 5 stars

Great Class!

I have really enjoyed this class and have learned a lot. This class is a big bang for your buck with so many patterns and instruction for each of them. Meg is a very detailed and thorough instructor and a sweetheart. I would highly recommend it.

The negative reviews are beyond me. If you don't like this class, simply return it or exchange it instead of complaining and giving a negative review. Some classes are not for everyone. I have exchanged a few classes that wasn't for me but I ...

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rated 5 stars

Learned so much!

I bought this class years ago and was so intimidated to try it. It was slow at first, but I appreciated the information.

I finally launched into the class and was amazed at how many tips Meg gives. I took this to learn to sew with knits and that's exactly what I did. I know feel confident to sew other knit patterns and I know I will refer back this class over and over.

I actually took some private lessons with a local sewing instructor and did not learn any of the things ...

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