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Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish: Proven Methods for Conventional Machine and Serger

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Do you ever look at the price tag on a piece of clothing and think, I could sew that myself? Well, sew do we!

Sewing your own clothes is rewarding and cost-effective, plus it's an enjoyable creative skill to develop. Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish gives you the instruction you need to sew soft knit fabrics using professional techniques. This comprehensive reference book
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 9th 2018 by Quarry Books
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Katherine
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This book is very comprehensive about sewing knitwear, and it is a great reference for any at home seamstress. Knit fabrics are intimidating to work with due to how stretchy they are. With Linda's book as a guide, knits are far less intimidating and I'm inspired to pick out a pattern today. Not only are there descriptions of different knit fabrics and how they differ, there are tips on measurements, patterns, and ...more
Leyla Johnson
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I first stared sewing knits, there where very few choices, jersey, rib knit for finishes and a heavy cotton/jersey knit for windcheaters. There were special patterns and sewing machine stretch needles and feet, and we muddles along.
Now there is such a huge selection of stretch fabric, overlockers and now with this book a lot more know-how on adapting normal patterns and getting a professional finish to our clothing.
This book is really wonderful for anyone wanting to sew with stretch fabric,
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Nicole
Feb 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish: Proven Methods for Conventional Machine and Sergerby Linda Lee is a great guide for anyone learning to sew. The book hashigh-quality paper with lots of colorful photographs and clear illustrations.

This book is not for beginners.the descriptions and directions are very thorough, they are still complex and intense.The author describes the different kinds of knit fabrics as well as outlines the best way to create buttonholes, hems, seams, etc to avoid puckering or
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Eileen Hall
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If, like me, you are having great difficulty making anything that looks like a garment in stretchy knit fabric, then this is for you (and me!).
A comprehensive, informative how to book which will put us right.
No need to fear the knit fabric any more!
Highly recommended.
I was given a digital copy of this very useful book by the publisher Quarto Publishing group via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
Amary Chapman
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've been sewing for years and didn't give much thought to many of the things addressed in this book, like how to make the fabric drape the way you want it to, or measuring the amount of stretch for the beast use of the fabric.
It was enlightening and a good resource for the home sewer.
I requested and received an ARC copy from NetGalley in return for my opinion.
Elizabeth Grieve
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been sewing and dressmaking for some years, and consider myself experienced ... but I have always been reluctant to sew knit fabrics, having had some poor results. This book is a great help, for both beginner and more experienced sewers, and gives a thorough explanation of just how to cut, stitch and finished garments made from knitted and stretchy fabrics. It also explains how to alter patterns to fit correctly, how to use the correct needles and presser feet, and much more. I feel more ...more
Ryan
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very comprehensive look at sewing with knit fabrics such a jersey. There are no real patterns, and instead this book focuses on patterns you may already have, or want to try. It covers everything from setting your machine write, finding the nap, and troubleshooting seams and hems. A Very well done book even for expert sewers.
Amber
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is GREAT for anyone who needs a reference book on how to sew with knits. It is a comprehensive guide that will take you from start to finish.

There are no patterns in this book.

I read this on NetGalley
Annie
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Sewing Knits from Fit to Finish is a comprehensive guide to handling and sewing knit and interlock fabrics. Author Linda Lee has teamed up with how-to publishers Quarto - Creative Publishing International to produce this well photographed and comprehensive tutorial guide.

The book is 144 pages and comes in softbound and ebook versions. It includes chapters on identifying and exploiting the characteristics of different types of knitted fabrics,
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Merry Love
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
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This book is a very thorough guide to knits. It even has a great section on modifying patterns to your own fit that would work with any paper pattern.

I do want to note that this is definitely not a book for beginners. While the descriptions and directions are very thorough, they are still complex and intense. I saw it as more of a book for experienced sewers who would like to gain some more skill when sewing knits, not for someone new to knits. I have a lot of experience sewing clothes from
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Helen
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I'm a beginner sewer but love the look and feel of knits. The soft-cover book arrived in pristine condition and is made of high-quality paper with lots of colorful photographs and clear illustrations.
The author describes the different kinds of knit fabrics as well as outlines the best way to create buttonholes, hems, seams, etc to avoid puckering or stretching. There are some lovely garments featured in the book; the
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Anna Robertson
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! After reading the book sat down and finished a knit top in a couple of hours without any problems
Jo
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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An exclusive of Linda Lee is perfect for any artist who love sew. The advises and the theories about the fabrics and the finishes are fabulous and professional.
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Ivory Castle
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Knits are a fantastic fabric although a challenge to work with at times even for the more experienced sewer. This handy book is a handy guide to sewing with knits, which will suit a range of sewing levels and even if you do not have an overlocker/serger. In a very short time you can make clothing with is comfortable to wear, does not need a lot of fitting and easy to care for.
This book was of particular interest to me as I am starting to sew a variety of workout clothing. The chapter on
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I only received this book yesterday...though I had it pre-ordered from June of 2017... and I am already convinced that it is a book that will really help me!

I am a reasonably able sewist, but I generally prefer wearing and sewing wovens, so I feel like a frightened beginner when it comes to knits.

With Linda Lee's background I was hoping for some clarity with this book and I think that I found what I had hoped for! I have collected other books on sewing with knits, but they have mostly left me
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