If it’s been awhile since you stitched a jacket, take an easy approach and create a swing-style version made from comfy, fashionable knit fabric. Tune in and watch Nancy as she shares her time-saving knit sewing tips and techniques. Jackets are flattering and versatle you can personalize with style options. The fabric of choice is Ponte Knit, a fabric that stitches like a woven, but is as carefree as the knit it is. Sew Smart—A Three Season Jacket is today’s featured Sewing With Nancy episode.

Pattern Basics

Opt to make a full sleeve or shorten it slightly. To give the jacket its shape, choose a garment with a back yoke, and interesting design lines. Nancy breaks down the sewing on today’s Sewing With Nancy featured show, Sew Smart—A Three Season Jacket.

Interfacing and Lining Basics

Use knit tricot interfacing when working with knit fabrics. It mimics the drape of the garment perfectly. Use interfacing strips to stabilize shoulder seams and pocket area. Learn why these steps are so important on today’s episode of Sew Smart—A Three Season Jacket.

Jacket Seams

Tackling a project is best broken down into segments. Think of sewing a section at time: the sleeves, the garment back, constructing the collar. Find out what steps Nancy recommends to sew first on Sew Smart—A Three Season Jacket. She also addresses the type of stitch to use when working with knit fabrics.

Collars and Cuffs

Learn how to create a collar and cuffs with knit interfacing and transferred pattern markings. The markings are critical to creating the casing, an opening for the elastic, on the collar design.

Sleeves and Buttonholes

Nancy’s tips for setting-in sleeves and creating buttonholes will take the stress out of future garment making. We often hear from seamstresses that these two steps are not a favorite. Let the feed-dogs do the easing when working with knit sleeves. Also, learn how to create automatic buttonholes using your own sewing machine. Watch Sewing With Nancy.

A three-season jacket will add variety, warmth, and comfort to your wardrobe.

Watch Sew Smart—A Three Season Jacket on Sewing With Nancy online.


For a chance to win a copy of the Sew Smart-A Three Season Jacket DVD, from Nancy’s Notions, please leave a comment below.

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner

The randomly selected winner of a  Sewing Today’s Fashion Trends—Tunics DVD from Nancy’s Notions, is Marvel Donovan.

Her comment is: I love tunics!! They are so easy to make and wear. Perfect sewing projects for all levels of experience.

Happy Sewing,

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