Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics (2h 33m)
Join designer Linda Lee, and discover techniques for sewing with knits to create garments with delicious drape and undeniable elegance! Learn the techniques you need to create your own knit wardrobe with your home sewing machine, including how to prepare your fabric, finish seams and edges, stabilize shoulders and necklines, troubleshoot puckering, curling, slipped stitches and more. If you have a serger, Linda offers invaluable advice for using it to create attractive finishes.
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics (2h 33m)
Become an expert in sewing knits alongside pattern designer Linda Lee. Learn to select the ideal knits for all of your projects. Choose the right needles, threads and machine feet for easier, better sewing. Achieve dreamy results with delicate sheer and open-weave fabrics. Master tissue knits to sew light layers or lingerie like a pro. Sew medium-weight knits that offer excellent structure for shirts, dresses and pants. Get the best tips for working with double knits to transform them into elegant dresses and suits. Make heavy knits work for you to tackle winter in style. Conquer chic novelty knits for one-of-a-kind garments. Plus, upgrade your knit garments with ready-to-wear details: flawless elastic waistbands, neck bindings and set-in sleeves. Get tips for sewing knits of any variety, and achieve rewarding results every time!
Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials (5h 58m)
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.
Next-Level Knits: Techniques for Structure & Style (2h 14m)
Create chic knit garments as you learn how to sew pontes and other stable knits. Custom clothier and beloved Craftsy instructor Pam Howard will guide you step by step through stabilizing your fabric, pin-fitting, sewing, lining or underlining, and finishing knits as comfortable and beautiful as anything in your wardrobe.
Fitting Fashion Knits the Palmer/Pletsch Way (1h 47m)
Create the perfect templates for flattering garments by learning how to adjust your patterns for knit fabrics! Fashion designer Melissa Watson and sewing fit expert Pati Palmer begin by reviewing different knit fabrics, from ponte and jersey to novelty knits. Then, get tips for perfectly pairing your yardage with a pattern. Once you’ve taken your measurements, Melissa and Pati will teach you the Palmer/Pletsch tissue-fitting method! Use this technique to alter a basic T-shirt, wrap top and no-side-seam pants without creating muslin after muslin. See how to make adjustments for armholes, bust and side seams on your T-shirt pattern. Next, modify your wrap top’s neckline and front pieces to ensure a flattering fit. Move on to your knit pants, and learn how to modify the inseam and darts to match your curves. Finish class with Pati’s expert tips for working with less-stable knits.