Choose the Best Lightweight Knit for Your Garment Design
Learn the secrets of choosing the right lightweight knit and design for your garment-sewing project.
The array of lightweight knit fabrics on the market is mind-boggling, and selecting the right one for your garment-sewing project can be tricky.
Lightweight knits are not just for summer weather and warm locales. Although designers often use light and airy knit fabrics for simple, casual-chic garments, they work equally well for more complex cuts, such as draped and twisted designs that lend themselves to more sophisticated, year-round garments.
Click on the below PDF article from Threads #167, June/July 2013, to learn the best pairings of lightweight knits and design.
The article by Connie Crawford outlines the fabric content and characteristics of 10 common lightweight knits, and how to determine a knit’s stretch and recovery to match it to a pattern. Included are sewing tips and techniques for cutting lightweight knits, such as selecting the right thread and choosing a seam style.
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