Knits For Real People — Sewing Books
$29.95 – $34.95
Knits for Real People
Fitting and Sewing Fashion Knit Fabrics
by Susan Neall and Pati Palmer
Do you want fashionable, comfortable knit clothes? Sewing fashion knits is hot and it’s all new for the 21st century! Sue Neall, Pati Palmer, and Palmer/Pletsch instructors worldwide provide fitting and sewing how-tos for today’s modern knits, with hundreds of real people photos for illustration.
WINNER OF THE 2016 IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SILVER AWARD FOR CRAFT & HOBBY BOOKS
Do you want fashionable, comfortable knit clothes? Sewing fashion knits is hot and it’s all new for the 21st century! Pati Palmer, Sue Neall and Palmer/Pletsch instructors worldwide provide fitting and sewing how-tos for today’s modern knits,with hundreds of real people photos for illustration. Learn how to achieve a custom fit using any pattern, not just those designed for knits, Knits for Real People shows you how to buy the right size pattern and make the most important alterations. Yes, it’s OK to have darts if you need them-or redesign them as ease, gathers, tucks, or double darts.
Inside you’ll find these chapters:
1. Knit Sewing Today
2. Knit Fabrics
3. Patterns for Knits
4. Fitting Knits
5. Layout, Cutting & Marking
6. Sewing Knits, the Basics
7. Neck & Edge Finishes
9. Hems for Knit Fashions
11. Creative Fashion Knits
12. Wrapped & Shirred
13. Pants & Leggings
14. Swimsuits & Leotards
List price $29.95 ($34.95 coil bound)
160 pages full color
|Dimensions||11 × 8.5 × 0.5 in|
Knit Regular, Knit Spiral
I purchased this book a few years ago and wanted to give a shout out for it here. It is so full of information and insight. Very specific instructions on a variety of sewing and design ideas and know how. The book also offers great inspiration and options for sewing knits garments, including some very stylish patterns that are available for purchase.
Knits fill the department stores and add so much comfort, fit, and function to a wardrobe. It is wonderful to find real information which helped me a great deal as these fabric have become readily available to me through local and mail order fabric stores.
It is chock full of information. The clear demonstrations make sewing knits easy and really increased my confidence. This book is worth the price and more. I wasn’t disappointed and every time I open it, I learn from it. Jnetti
Marlene Lovett –
Does this book address alterations of patterns using knits?
From Marcy Tilton:
Knits for Real People is sure to become a classic in every sewist’s library. The sewing community has been waiting for this definitive practical information and will embrace it…for even experienced sewists can be timid about working with knits. It is visually appealing, I love the contrast of professional models in studio shots interspersed with photos of real people, including the authors themselves. The content is superb and clearly presented. I practically devoured the entire book in one sitting and learned a few new things in the process. My response is a big, huge, unequivocal YES.
Marcy Tilton, owner/buyer at MarcyTilton.com online fabric store, Vogue Pattern designer, co-leader ParisTilton tours, educator, writer, passionate sewist.
From Katherine Tilton:
Knits for Real People is the book you’ve been waiting for! Clear instructions with lots of photos and great tips give real-time sewers everything they want to know about working with knits. Everything sewers want to know, plus more that every stitcher will love knowing. Pati and Sue remove the mystery and trepidation that knits have been known to cause with solid knowledge of fabric, fit, technique, and creativity. Easy to read, easy to reference, and easy on the eyes, Knits for Real People keeps working with knits easy.
Katherine Tilton, freelance designer for Butterick and
Vogue Pattern Company, sewist, writer, co-leader of
ParisTilton Tours, fabric buyer for MarcyTilton.com,
educator and artist.