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Learn to Sew Knits on a Sewing Machine
An in person class with Jennifer Stern
Mar 3, 1:30-4:30pm
Did you know that you don’t need a fancy sewing machine or serger to sew knit fabrics? Explore some cool techniques while making this fun knapsack.
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That’s right, you do not need a fancy sewing machine or serger to sew knit fabrics! Join Jenn and learn how to get great results using a few basic built-in stitches on your sewing machine. After practicing sewing on a variety of knit fabrics, we’ll explore some cool techniques while making a fun knapsack.
The body of the bag is made from a ponte knit that’s stable enough to hold it’s shape. Learn how to use knit binding to finish the top edges of the patch pockets. Then stabilize the bottom edges of the bag with fusible stay tape.
A drawstring closure will keep all your stuff inside. We’ll take advantage of the fact that some knits curl to make a quick, no-sew drawstring!
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create straps just by folding the edges together and securing them with the triple zig-zag. Choose one or two shoulder straps and customize the length so it’s comfortable to tote around.
You’ll leave class with a knit bag that’s ready for the Market!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Must be familiar with your sewing machine
A $20 kit fee will be collected by your instructor. Correct change is appreciated.
The kit includes Knit Swatch Set (a variety of knits to practice sewing with); all the pieces of the bag, pre-washed and cut out; stay tape; stretch needle; and step-by-step instructions
• Sewing Machine with all accessories and instruction manual
• Gray all-purpose thread.
• Sewing Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins