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Video: Knit Fabrics

Mar 29, 2010

Victoria North and Judith Neukam

There are three types of fabric: felt, knits, and wovens. In this episode of Teach Yourself to Sew, learn everything you need to know about knit fabrics. Let’s take a closer look. Teach Yourself to Sew is for beginning sewers or anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. Throughout the year we will demonstrate basic sewing techniques, share tips, and give step-by-step instruction for beginner sewing projects. Click here to purchase the Teach Yourself to Sew Video Series on DVD. TEACH YOURSELF TO SEW Equipment 101 Notions 101 Patterns 101 How a Stitch is Made A Trip to the Fabric Store Fabric 101 Project: Make a Felt Jewelry Bag Knit Fabrics Woven Fabrics Project: How to Sew a Bias-strip Scarf How to Sew a Basic Seam How to Sew French and Lapped Seams Clipping and Trimming Seams How to Mark a Dart How to Sew a Dart Finishing Edges Faced Edges How to Hem Bias Binding Zippers 101

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  1. User avater ipodgrannie June 21st

    I will second that comment on sewing on knits. I know what they are but need knowledge and handling them. Thank you.

  2. ahitchco June 5th

    Yes, I too would like to see a tutorial on sewing knits. This is nice, but not what I need to know.

  3. User avater mearthone May 24th

    I, too, love this series. And, hope there will be one on sewing on knits. There are very few patterns that I have found that are specifically for knits. I've asked other garment sewers and have been told to just use a regular pattern. Do I need to use a stabilizer first? Cut a different way than the regular pattern? A current pattern I have for a child's pajama set has no recommendation for fabrics at all!

  4. RuthW March 30th

    I really appreciate these videos though I have been sewing for years, but I found this one a bit disappointing. I thought it would be about sewing knits. I have read the articles on knits too, but have nowhere found a solution to my problem - sewing a very "boingy" knit which rejects all stitches even though it is interfaced (the pattern calls for sewing through three layers).

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