I am ALL about sewing at the moment. I have a new Craftsy crush. It’s a fabulous sewing course called Sewing With Knits hosted by a lovely lady called Meg McElwee. Meg is the brains behind Sew Liberated. She is a great teacher, and she’s just, well, really nice!
Meg teaches you how to sew using knitted fabrics such as fleece and jersey, without using a serger/overlocker. 5 patterns are covered, and they are included in PDF format as part of the course. The patterns are for a t-shirt, skirt, dress, goodie and a pair of yoga shorts/trousers. The course assumes a little sewing machine knowledge, but not a lot. And thanks to the fabulous Craftsy platform, you can ask questions if you get stuck. The course costs £18.59 (currently on sale) at the time of writing and I really recommend it. Click on the image below to find out more.
Watch this space for news of my progress.
On the subject of sewing with knits, this isn’t my first adventure into this creative area. A while back I made my first t-shirt using a Maria Denmark pattern and it turned out pretty well. Maria released a new pattern in December called the Day-to-Night Drape Top. It’s a nice top – really versatile. So I think I’ll be giving that a try. Also, she released a free pattern (free over Christmas) for fleece socks. This is a great idea for a pattern when you consider how long it takes to knit socks! I’ll definitely be making those as my feet are always cold.
I make that 7 sewing projects in total on my “to-do” list. I am going to be a busy girl!
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