Afraid to venture into sewing your first knit garment? No need to worry when you have someone to guide you through the process! We’ve picked two different top patterns that can be made in knit, one fitted style (K3766) and the other is a loose fitting top (V8877), so that you can choose which you would prefer to make. Either garment can be made using a regular sewing machine or a serger (see my recommendations in details listed below), so both techniques will be covered in class. Hems can be made on either a coverstitch machine (if you have one or that option on your serger) or a regular sewing machine.
In class you will learn how to choose the correct pattern size, cut out your pattern and fabric, and then learn the techniques for sewing knits on your garment.
T-shirt - Kwik Sew K3766:
- basic t-shirt with 2 neckline options (scoop or crewneck) and sleeve variations (short or long sleeve). You can make either style.
- self fabric neck binding
- has 1/4” seam allowance which is great for stitching seams on the serger, but can be done on a regular sewing machine as well
- comes in sizes XS - XL in one pattern
- purchase knit fabric that has a 35% stretch across the grain, following yardage on back of pattern (I recommend a jersey or interlock knit fabric)
Loose Fitting Top - Vogue 8877:
- has 3 different views, but I recommend either View A or C
- boxy fit with turn back neckline and hems
- has 5/8” seam allowance, which can be made using the regular sewing machine and a serger (or even with a chainstitch if you have that option on your serger).
- comes in sizes from 4 - 26, so make sure you order the right size set
- purchase jersey or interlock knit fabric, following yardage on back of pattern. Both view A and C can be made in one color (as opposed to the recommended contrast) and you will need to add up the yardage for both the main body and the contrast. You can purchase the bias tape for the neckline, but I will show you how to finish it without the tape as well.
If you plan on being able to put your top in the dryer, I recommend washing and drying the fabric before class in case it shrinks (which is highly likely for a cotton knit fabric).
Patterns can be purchased at somethingdelightful.com.
If you have any questions about the class, please email Catherine at email@example.com
- pattern and fabric
- sewing machine and/or serger in good working order
- stretch / jersey needles for your sewing machines
- all purpose thread or serger thread
- basic sewing supplies - scissors, tape measure, pins, seam rippers, etc.