Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

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With hundreds of step-by-step photos and instructions and a user-friendly format, Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics provides emerging fashion designers with comprehensive information on how to design and stitch garments made with popular knits and stretch fabrics such as jersey and spandex. Czachor explains the basics of stretch fabrics, how the stretch ratio impacts the design and how to correctly identify the type of knit. Students will learn about the correct needles and thread for various stitches and techniques using a sewing machine, overlock (serger) machine or a coverstitch machine, plus essentials of sizing and fitting knits and preparing fabric for sewing. The text progresses to concise instructions for knit garment contruction, including coverage of details such as collars, facings, closures, bands and hems, waistline finishes, and pockets within respective chapters on t-shirts, tops and sweaters, dresses, skirts and pants, jackets, activewear, swimwear, and lingerie. The final chapter covers specialty techniques such as finishing details, embellishments, felting and fabric manipulation. Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics provides all the tools to professionally complete the garments and advance the designer's skill and understanding of how to design using the unique properties of knits.Features ~ Covers industrial and home sewing machines, overlock machines, and coverstitch machines, plus supplies, needles and threads used to construct knit garments ~ Learning objectives, Sewing Tip and Important boxes, key terms, sample ...

Title:Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics
Author:Sharon Czachor
Publisher:Fairchild Books - 2016-02-11


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