Sew Knits With Confidence Nancy Zieman Monterey Knits Pattern

Knit fabrics and knit sewing patterns are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Plus, the fabric options are varied and exciting! If you’re new to sewing or if it has been awhile since you’ve sewn with knits, why not watch my latest Sewing With Nancy TV series, Sew Knits With Confidence.

Less is Best!

Begin with a great knit fabric and a simple pattern; let the fabric be the focal point.  Here are a few pattern options; of course there are many others.

Nancy Zieman Sewing Patterns Newport Pullover

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Nancy Zieman Sewing Patterns Monterey Knit Collection

Nancy Zieman Sewing Patterns Cape Cod Jacket

Knit Fabrics & Seams

Learn streamline ways to stitch or serge seams. You’ll see that I don’t like to “over sew” the fabric; less is more when it comes to sewing knits. By the way, I used the new Bare Knits.

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Plus, learn how to effectively use your serger to ease layers together. Sergers and knits are best buddies.

Sew Knits with Confidence Nancy Zieman

You’ll also learn pressing tips.

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Edge Finishes

Add a quick, yet clean finish to the neckline, sleeve, or any other outer edge. In this knit combo, called the Monterey Knit Collection, the sewing is minimal. Since knits are the ultimate no-ravel fabric, you’ll quickly build your sewing skills and gain stitching confidence.

Sew Knits with Confidence Nancy Zieman Monerey Knits Sewing Pattern

Sew Knits with Confidence Nancy Zieman

Flat construction

You’ll never feel like your stitching in circles when you adapt the flat construction way of assembling knits. Set the sleeve in flat, stitch the underarm and side seams in one step—what a speedy way to sew!

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Hem options

Knit hems don’t have to be boring! Use a double needle, cover stitch, or even fusible web for trendy hem finishes. The featured pattern, the Newport Pullover, features a two-toned hem, accomplished with the help of fusible web.

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Now for another color way!

Sew Knits with Confidence Nancy Zieman Newport Tunic Sewing Pattern

All the techniques featured on TV, plus many more, are in my new book, Sew Knits with Confidence

Sew Knits with Confidence by Nancy Zieman

Nancy's GiveawayFor a chance to win a copy of Sew Knits with Confidence, let me know your most challenging part of sewing knits. A random winner will be chosen and posted in my blog on Thursday, February 7th.

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