Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you’re ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy’s streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode.
►►► Key Points in this VIDEO Tutorial (Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish Part 1 of 2) ◄◄◄
① Nancy guides you through how to quickly and easily create your own comfortable, versatile, and stylish knit ensemble based on her popular 4-piece combo McCall's pattern 7331.
② Brush up on knit sewing basics and expand your garment sewing confidence while creating four classic wardrobe pieces.
③ Knits are comfortable to wear and equally as easy to sew.
④ Learn Nancy's streamlined techniques that will save you time and effort—the process is extremely simple, and design possibilities are virtually unlimited.
⑤ Start with the basics of knits.
⑥ Handling pattern layout for one-way or directional fabrics.
⑦ Using a rotary cutter to cut pattern pieces.
⑧ Stitching a jacket front, either sewing or serging; including sewing the shoulder seam, neckline, set-in sleeves and the underarm.
⑨ Two Reversible T-Scarves: The Notched Cowl Scarf and Tuck and Weave Scarf take advantage of the tubular construction of t-shirts.
⑩ Nancy's Corner segment features Quilts to Give from Quilt Expo 2014.
→ Nancy shares guidance to help sewing groups interested in community service projects host a successful modern quilting bee.
Public television's longest-running sewing and quilting program has been the source for innovative sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and has inspired hobbyists nationwide since host Nancy Zieman transformed the television studio into her classroom in 1982.
The first Sewing With Nancy program aired on cable TV in 1982. Initially, the programs were videotaped in Nancy’s living room with a camer…