Sewing knits is uncharted territory for many seamstresses. Unlike wovens, they have a give that it not exact, and because of that, it can be frustrating and hard to handle. Getting to know knits – their structure, how they’re made, best ways to cut, most effective tools, etc. – can make the leap into this category of sewing a lot easier. That’s where “Colette’s Guide to Sewing Knits” comes in, the newest book from my favorite indie company. Colette teamed up with industry expert Alyson Clair to give home sewers the know-how and the confidence to tackle any type of project involving stretchy fabric.
For me, it was the chapter on sergers that I had the most fun reading. My current serger is on its way to the grave and I don’t plan on resurrecting it. By year’s end, I hope to upgrade to a better make and model (my eye is set Bernina’s 1150 MDA). The book’s basic overview of a serger plus tips on threading, different types of stitches and troubleshooting for stitching problems will definitely help me when shopping.
Sergers are just a fraction of what this book offers. In my opinion, the book’s title needs a minor alteration; Colette’s Complete Guide to Sewing Knits is more appropriate. This book covers it all!
Sarai and Alyson are offering a copy of the book to one Madalynne reader. To enter, like Madalynne and Colette Patterns on Facebook. Then, in the comments below, specify your method of entry and your contact information. If you’re already a follower on either platforms, don’t worry, just tell me so in the comments. Contest opens immediately and will close May 1, when a winner will be chosen, notified and featured on this blog.
And can we end with congratulations to Sarai and Alyson – the book was the number 1 sewing book on Amazon the week it was released!