Welcome to the Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Knit Apparel! I am so insanely excited to share this blog series with you!
I wrote this series because I’ve had so many friends take an interest in sewing their own knit clothing but can’t seem to take the plunge because there is so much to learn. And you know what…I’ve been there!
This blog series is essentially a collection of all of the little tips, tricks and techniques I spent my first two years learning while sewing knit clothing. It was a long and arduous process because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Not only did I spend tons of money but also an incredible amount of time figuring all of this out. A Google search here, YouTube video there, tons of Facebook group questions and hours of trial and error.
My hope for this series is to help anyone intimidated by the process of making their own knit clothing feel confident in doing so.
Never again should a willing woman have to quest through the vast world wide web to find answers to basic questions when it comes to sewing with knits, because it’s all right here!
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- It is just a better experience for you as a user. Everything is in one place so you don’t need to navigate between 20 different blog posts.
- Comes with a Frequently Asked Questions reference sheet with the most common knit sewing questions I’ve come across, along with the page in the ebook you can find the answer.
- Comes with a Recommended Supplies List with all of the things you’ll need to successfully sew your own knit clothing along with references to each of them throughout the ebook.
- Has a Definitions List to keep you from getting overwhelmed with all of the knit sewing jargon.
Otherwise, you can navigate the series through the course list of blog posts:
The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing Knit Apparel
The complete course list and links to all of the blog posts in the series.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Knit Fabrics
Chapter 2: Tools to Make Sewing Knits Easier
The Best Stretch Stitches on Your Sewing Machine
In Praise of Sergers
What is a Walking Foot and How to Use One
What is a Rotary Cutter and How to Use One
What is a Twin Needle and How to Use One
How to Use Stretch Thread for Sewing Knit Apparel
Chapter 3: An Introduction to PDF Sewing Patterns
How to Find Your Size in PDF Sewing Patterns
How to Grade Between Sizes in PDF Sewing Patterns
How to Print PDF Sewing Patterns
How to Tape, Cut and Organize Your PDF Sewing Patterns
What Are Add-On PDF Sewing Patterns
Understanding the Markings on Sewing Patterns
A Complete List of PDF Sewing Pattern Companies
Chapter 4: Sewing Techniques and Tutorials
How to Sew Knit Neckbands, Sleeves and Hems
My Favorite YouTube Tutorials for Different Knit Necklines
My Favorite YouTube Tutorials for Adding Character to Any Garment
My Favorite Sewing Projects for Beginners