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First Copy of Beginner’s Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics!!!

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Sewing With Knits – A Shopping Checklist to Download for Free!

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If you already follow me, you’ll know what a fan I am of sewing with knits; they make easy to fit, quick, comfortable garments that even beginners can successfully make and a lot of my MIY Collection sewing patterns are designed specifically for knitted fabrics.

So it was only a matter of time before I wrote a book on the subject wasn’t it?! Over the last few months I’ve been slowly beavering away on “Sewing With Knits – Everything You Ever Needed to Know” and it’s tantalisingly close to completion!!  I’m publishing this one myself and to start with it will just be available as a PDF e-book.

Here’s just a bit of what it will cover:

  • how to get a great finish on knits without an overlocker
  • how to choose the right knit for your pattern
  • hot to identify different knits
  • understanding the effect fibre content has on your fabric choice
  • washing and shrinkage
  • how to cut out and prepare knits
  • tips and tricks for identifying right & wrong sides and grainlines
  • professional finishing techniques.

I’m hoping to have the book available in a couple of months, but in the meantime, in celebration of “Sewing With Knits” day in MIY March you can download a copy of my Shopping Checklist from the book and make sure that from now on, you always buy the best fabric for your pattern. What’s better, as it’s a download, you can print one out every time you start a new project!

To get your copy of the Sewing With Knits Shopping Checklist subscribe to my newsletter and follow the instructions, it will only take a few minutes and will only require your name and email address.

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In return you’ll be able to download the checklist and will occasionally receive the MIY Collection newsletter packed with sewing related goodness; news, links to interesting and useful things I’ve found online, subscriber-only special offers and the occasional competition.

What are you waiting for? I imagine you might be shopping for fabric over the easter holidays…..?!

If you’re a fan of online fabric shopping, have you seen my post on Where to Buy Stretch Knit Fabrics?

NOTE – loyal existing subscribers will be getting a copy of the checklist delivered straight to your inbox in the next few days.