WIP Wednesday #131- Sewing with Stretch Knits & Ladies Top Sew Along

Struggling sewing with stretch knits? This is the show for you! Vanessa is sharing all sorts of tips and tricks to sew with stretch knits fabric.

Tune in to WIP Wednesday #131 to hear all about Vanessa’s sew along for this beginner friendly knit top for women. Pattern includes sizes S- 3XL. We’ll be making the Westchester Dolman Top! It’s a perfect first garment pattern!

• Sign up for the FREE Westchester Dolman Top Course & Sew Along here: https://craftygemini.com/op/westchestersewalong/

• Get everything you need to make the Westchester Dolman Top: https://craftygemini.com/product-category/featured/

What we’re covering:

0:23 – Welcome to WIP Wednesday #131

1:23 – Join the Westchester Dolman Top Sew-along!

4:15 – Westchester Dolman Top supplies + fabric restocked

6:14 – Sewing with a serger or regular sewing machine?

7:15 – Sewing with a straight stitch on stretch knits

10:30 – Why I don’t suggest a straight stitch for sewing knits

11:45 – Experimenting with zig zag stitches on stretch knits + why use a zig zag

19:25 – Get to know your sewing machine’s stitches

23:05 – Can you use an overlock stitch instead of zig zag?

26:09 – All about stitching through stay tape

34:00 – Can you use the overcast foot? + Seam finishing suggestions

35:54 – What to look for in a cotton knit

38:20 – Using a twin needle

39:40 – Wrap up & Join us for the Westchester Dolman Top Sew-along!

43:17 – What’s the difference between a stretch needle and a jersey needle?

Products and projects mentioned:

• Sign up for the FREE Westchester Dolman Top Course & Sew Along here: https://craftygemini.com/op/westchestersewalong/

• Order the Hard Copy sewing pattern: https://craftygemini.com/shop/westchester-dolman-top-hard-copy-pattern/

• Fabric for the Westchester Dolman Top: https://craftygemini.com/shop/fabric-for-westchester-dolman-top-2-yards/

• Curve Runner Tool: https://craftygemini.com/shop/curverunner/

• Curvy Mini French Curve Ruler: https://craftygemini.com/shop/curvyruler/

• 60” Clip & Slide Measuring Tape: https://craftygemini.com/shop/clipslidetape/

• Stay Tapes for Knit Garments: https://craftygemini.com/?s=stay+tape&post_type=product

• WIP Wednesday #130- FREE Ladies Knit Top Sew Along & Answering Questions: https://craftygemini.com/2024/05/wip-wednesday-130-free-ladies-knit-top-sew-along-answering-questions.html

• Modern American Vintage Wooden Tailor’s Clappers: https://modernamericanvintage.com/collections/quilting-tools/products/clappers

• Quiltcon story on WIP Wednesday #123: QuiltCon Haul, Answering your Sewing Questions: https://craftygemini.com/2024/03/wip-wednesday-123-quiltcon-haul-answering-your-sewing-questions.html

• WIP Wednesday #106: How to use a twin needle, fabric grain lines and more!: https://craftygemini.com/2023/09/wip-wednesday-106-how-to-use-a-twin-needle-fabric-grain-lines-and-more.html

• Iron I use (1800 watts/ affiliate link): https://amzn.to/491uAkF

• JUKI LB5020 Sewing machine (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/468SnNu

• Shop 100+ digital courses on sewing/quilting/knitting/crochet/garment sewing: https://craftygemini.com/product-category/pdf-video-workshops/

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