Knits For Real People — Sewing Books

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(2 customer reviews)


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.





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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
8. Sleeves
9. Hems for Knit Fashions
10. Closures
11. Creative Fashion Knits
12. Wrapped & Shirred
13. Pants & Leggings
14. Swimsuits & Leotards

List price $29.95 ($34.95 coil bound)
ISBN: 978-1-61847-044-7
160 pages full color

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 in
Knit Reg/Spiral

Knit Regular, Knit Spiral

2 reviews for Knits For Real People — Sewing Books

  1. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    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,
    educator and artist.

  2. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5


    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 online fabric store, Vogue Pattern designer, co-leader ParisTilton tours, educator, writer, passionate sewist.

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