The Stretch & Sew Sewing Book (Part 1) by Ann PersonHow would you like to sew a knit top in 15 minutes? Make pants that you know will fit? Tailor a jacket without a great deal of tailoring? Or buy one sweater pattern and make eight different sizes?
All this - and more - is possible for the home seamstress who uses Stretch & Sew sewing techniques to create fashions from all the wonderful new knit fabrics on the market today.
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Check the direction of the stretch. We do this all the time — this sort of flexibility is one of the attractions of sewing with knit fabrics. Use a pair of scissors with a serrated lower blade to grip the fabric while cutting and minimize stretching the fabric during the cutting process. We recommend Mundial Serra Sharp Scissors. You can sew knit fabrics on any sewing machine. Gutermann Sew-All Thread is a high-quality and uniform sewing thread that guarantees optimal sewing without fiber lint and seam crimping.
If you've lost your favorite sewing pattern or you see an older pattern you'd love to make, you may need to hunt down discontinued patterns. The challenge is that pattern companies change their offerings over the years so the exact pattern may not be available, but you may find a new pattern that is very similar on the company's website. If you have the pattern number you may also want to email the company from their website asking about the availability of the discontinued pattern. There are also resellers and secondhand sellers who specialize in old patterns. They are the next stop when you find that the pattern company doesn't have the one you need.
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Ann Person lived large., I have not covered how to sew with Knit and stretch fabrics for a while so I want to show you how I work with these sometimes tricky to sew fabrics. There will be two garments in this post and another post will follow shortly.
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