Read Katrina’s Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

Everybody loves knits.  Everybody.  They’re soft, comfy, and super fashionable.  Whether your look is tailored, sporty, or feminine – there’s a knit fashion for that!  Every year new fiber and knit stitch combinations make their debut for even more fabulous options.

 Read Katrinas Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

But, there is just something about the stretchy stuff that seems to inspire dread in the most intrepid sewing enthusiasts.  I’m always amazed at some of my very accomplished sewing friends who avoid sewing knits unless they have access to a serger.  They’d rather hand pad-stitch a lapel than contemplate sewing a simple t-shirt.  No doubt sergers are great tools and we love them – but they are not necessary for creating fabulous knit fashions!

 Read Katrinas Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

Fortunately, knit fabrics really are quite easy to sew.  Even the really stretchy stuff!  I was so excited to film Sewing Knits Without a Serger because I love to eliminate the “fear factor” of sewing and empower sewing fashionistas to truly create what they want to wear.

 Read Katrinas Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

Sewing Knits Without a Serger builds confidence in working with and sewing knit fabrics by building on basic knit sewing skills and knowledge:

  • All about knit fabrics – their unique performance characteristics and how to best work with them.

  • How to select the right stitch for both the type of knit fabric and garment for best results.

  • Must-have notions and sewing feet for making sewing with knits easy and professional looking.

  • Tips for handling knits when sewing to eliminate common problems such as rippled seams.

  • Knitwear construction techniques for easiest garment assembly.

  • How to apply bindings and trims for a flawless ready-to-wear finish.

Screen Shot 2016 07 20 at 7.42.19 AM Read Katrinas Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!) You’ll learn how simple it really is to sew your favorite knit fashions with your sewing machine.  If you’ve been wanting to sew knits and have either been afraid – or not satisfied with the results – this is the class for you!

Top 5 Tips for Sewing Knits Without a Serger:

  1. Know your knit!  Knit fabrics vary greatly in stretch, recovery, structure, and drape.

  2. A walking foot or dual-feed feature is your best knit sewing friend.

  3. The right needle can make the difference between a pretty seam and a mess.

  4. Not all knit stitches are created equal.  Test first!

  5. Feed your knits gently and avoid pre-stretching for beautifully ripple-free seams.

This course is in video format and you can watch at any time, there’s no set time and date. Watch when you want, where you want. Hope you join in and learn more on how easy sewing with knits can be, even without a serger.

See you soon!

Katrina

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 Read Katrinas Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

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One Response to Read Katrina’s Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

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