Knits for Real People

Knits for Real People

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Unsure how to sew the new knits so they'll look great and fit better than ready-to-wear? Knits for Real People helps readers sort out the differences in fabric types and explains the fitting and sewing techniques for each. Photographs of knit fashions from McCall's, Vogue, and Butterick pattern companies provide inspiration throughout the book and illustrate the many types of knits. The many techniques explained include: layout, cutting, and marking; seaming techniques using sewing machines and sergers, including the use of the differential feed feature; creative embellishments, including piping, flounces, qpeepers, q and decorative serging; neckline and edge finishes, including bands, collars, and bindings; sleeves, hems and closures; and fitting techniques for tops, pants, and activewear. Knit fabrics are very popular in fabric stores and this book helps people take advantage by teaching how to fit patterns for this versatile material.When sewing woven fabrics, each type calls for different needles, stitches, linings , underlinings, seam finishes, and ... It is the fiber used to make most Slinky knits ( see page 23). ... You can find acrylic in sweater knits and double knits/ponte.

Title:Knits for Real People
Author:Susan Neall, Pati Palmer
Publisher:Palmer/Pletsch Publishing - 2015-04-01


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