If you're looking for a quick and gratifying sewing project, knitwear is an excellent place to start. After all, knit fabrics are pretty easy to fit and usually don't need fiddly closures. With knit fabrics there's not a lot standing between you and a garment that's so comfortable you may never want to take it off.
Fleece has a fabulous way of making even the laziest armchair athlete feel like an Olympian. The best thing about fleece — besides its awesome colors and extreme coziness — is that anyone can wear it, and not just when it's skiing or snowboarding weather. (Think freezing-cold movie theaters in summer.)
Start sewing as you learn to adjust stitch type, stitch length and stitch width for horizontal and vertical seams with different amounts of stretch. See how to sew smooth darts in knits, and get Ann's tips for pressing knits as you sew (yes, knits need pressing too!).
Stabilizing shoulder seams is an essential technique for successful knit garments. In this lesson, explore the concept of flat construction as you insert a sleeve with both bodice and sleeve flat. Then, discover an easy yet professional neckline binding to use on a variety of knit tops and dresses.
The perfect pucker-free hem on a knit may seem elusive, but Ann shows you the way to achieve it! In this lesson, learn how to make a flattering, bulk-free elastic waistband for knit skirts or pants. Plus get tips on choosing closure options, including hook-and-loop tape or grommets for lacing, inserting zippers and making buttonholes.