Sew Knits with Confidence by Nancy Zieman
By Nancy Zieman
What's to not love approximately knits? they are versatile and stylish, tremendous flexible, and fully wearable. yet are they too tough to stitch? now not with specialist Nancy Zieman at your aspect! Nancy's no-fear method of this simple but accomplished consultant will encourage you to aim all types of knit materials on your stitching tasks, for effects which are really rewarding.
With this booklet, you will:
- Learn a couple of wide array of knit materials and their most sensible stitching uses.
- Practice uncomplicated options and choose up dozens of counsel that may construct your confidence.
- Discover tips to opt for the proper knit cloth on your needs.
- Test your abilities on five absolutely illustrated step by step initiatives, able to stitch and wear.
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Hold the elastic at a slight tension. Do not pull it, but keep it slightly taut. Serge the elastic to the shoulder seam. Option 2: Stitch to attach the elastic. • Cut clear elastic the length of the finished shoulder seam. 5mm. • Position and stitch the elastic to the seam as for the serged application. 2. Stabilize neckline seams. • If the pattern allows a standard ⅝″ (16mm) seam, trim the seam allowance to ″ (10mm). • Cut clear elastic the length of the neckline. Position the elastic on the wrong side of the neckline.
Using a serger Seam with a serger using a 4-thread overlock. 1. Position pins parallel to the seam allowance to avoid hitting the blade mechanism. 2. With ⅝″ (16mm) seam allowances, measure ⅝″ (16mm) from the needle or refer to your owner’s manual. With ¼″ (6mm) seam allowances, align the edge of the fabric with the blade. 3. Serge, trimming away any seam allowance in excess of ¼″ (6mm). 4. Press knit underarm seams toward the back of the garment, and sleeve seams toward the sleeve. Stabilizing shoulder seams Stabilize shoulder seams to prevent them from stretching out of shape.
Cut out the pattern Shears with a serrated edge are a priority for knit fabrics because they don’t slip as you are cutting, even on lightweight fabric such as tricot. End hand fatigue from trying to cut slippery knits with regular shears. 1. Use a dressmaker’s shears with a micro-serrated blade. The serrations on these shears grasp the fabric. The slightly blunted points also prevent snagging. 2. Place your left hand (if right handed) on the pattern piece as you cut to keep the fabric in place and prevent shifting.