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A beginner's guide to sewing with knitted fabrics : everything you need to know to make 20 essential garments
A beginner's guide to sewing with knitted fabrics : everything you need to know to make 20 essential garments
Ward, Wendy2018
Follow Wendy Ward's tutorials to make a collection of comfortable and stylish garments. Wendy's style is functional but beautiful basics, and you will learn the skills to make garments out of knitted fabrics that drape beautifully and are a joy to wear. There are t-shirts, wide-leg trousers, lounge pants, tank tops, cardigans, skirts and dresses made in versatile fabrics that can be dressed up or down. Both beginners and more experienced dressmakers often avoid using knitted fabrics, but Wendy will show you how to successfully sew them with just a regular sewing machine. You will learn essential skills with the help of a comprehensive techniques section that includes a guide to different types of knitted fabrics and their uses (including jersey, sweatshirt fabric, boiled wool and many more), how to prepare them for making clothes, setting up your sewing machine, which needles you need, sewing seams and hems, and using elastic. There are also full-size patterns for every garment included at the back of the book, so you will have all the information you need to start making your own perfect wardrobe.
London : CICO Books, 2018.
127 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm + 3 sheets of patterns.
Includes index and glossary."Includes 20 full-size pull-out patterns for sizes US 4 (UK 8) to US 22 (UK 26)"-- cover."Includes full size-patterns in a wide range of sizes, from US 4 (UK 8) to US22 (UK 26); learn all you need to know to start sewing clothing using knitted fabrics on your regular sewing machine; progress from simple tank tops that are quick to make to a dress with a draped skirt that is perfect for special occasions"--Page 4 of cover.
Techniques: Tools & equipment ; Sizing & taking measurements ; Know your knits ; Preparing knits for a project ; Setting up your machine & machining techniques ; Using paper patterns ; Sewing seams ; Sewing hems & finishing edges ; Special treatments for knitted fabrics ; Pressing -- Projects: Peak T-shirt ; Derwent wide leg trousers ; Winnats tank ; Monsal lounge pants ; Kinder cardigan ; Longshaw skirt.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryArt and Craft646.2 WARBook + 20 patternsAvailable