Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sewing with Knits

I've been buying quite a few new sewing books lately. Every once in a while I want to "kick it up a notch" and improve my skills. I don't have time to take classes so I buy books. "Sewing with Knits" by Connie Long is my latest acquisition. It is part of the Taunton Press Focus of Fabric series. I really liked "Linen and Cotton", the only other title in the series, so I decided to get this title, too.
Like the other title in this two book series, "Sewing with Knits' includes information on many techniques for many types of knits, i.e. swimsuit fabric, stretch velvet and stretch lace. Long includes techniques for both serger and conventional sewing machines. There is an entire chapter on working with swimsuit and specialty knits. Every technique is illustrated with photographs and drawings.
As I read this book, I realized it's been quite a while since I used knit fabrics. For some reason, I've overlooked knits when shopping for fabric. Now that I have "Sewing with Knits", I'm going to make an effort to use more knits.

1 comment:

  1. Sewing with knits has been an issue for me also.I had one bad experience and I've been chicken about knits.I think I'll check Barnes and Nobles for this book.Thanks for the review.Maybe now I get brave.