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This week’s online Sewing With Nancy video feature is the second episode of Sew Knits with Confidence. During the first episode, I covered knit sewing basics, taking the “Less is Best” approach to sewing. Still taking the easy approach, it’s now time to learn how to add personalized touches to your knit sewing projects.

Extra Touches

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Combine knits and lightweight woven fabric such as organza around the neck and hemline for a trendy finish. The sewing is streamlined with the help of paper-backed fusible web. Press, fuse, stitch—it’s a three-step process!


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Another creative option is to add ruffles. This time the organza edges are not finished, giving a shabby chic appearance. Bias strips with a minimum of gathering add this easy extra touch to your favorite knit top.

Pleated Posies

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Cotton batik or lightweight knit creates these tumbling petals. A stiletto or even a seam ripper will serve as a valuable tool as you add texture.

T-shirt Makeover

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Could it be that the fabric for your next creation is hanging in your closet? An over-sized tee shirt can easily be transformed into a more attractive knit top. Sometimes you can use the existing neckline and only modify the body shape. Other times you can turn a billboard tee shirt into a knit top with an attractive silhouette. Knowing how to sew gives you the tools to be creative!

Embroidery on Knits

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In this second episode, I show you how to gain confidence when sewing and embroidering on knits. Make it easy on yourself and don’t over plan or over stitch. The streamlined steps are made possible by selecting knit-friendly stabilizers.

Flouncy Tee

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The cascading flounces created for this tee are raw-edge and easy to achieve. Use your favorite knit top pattern and make a few modifications to create a top with charming details.

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

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

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