|Julie Culshaw of Timmel Fabrics has begun adding sewing lessons to her web site. Her first set of four lessons is on sewing knit t-shirts. My first thought was that an online class couldn't possibly replace the real thing. And, if I had my druthers, I'd still rather attend a class in person.
However, if you can't do that, or can't remember all the tricks and tips you learned in your hands on sewing class, this is the next best thing. Julie's instructions are clear, concise and thorough. There are photos but mostly diagrams, which are probably better than most photos would be anyway.
I initially didn't read up on these lessons because I wasn't sewing any t-shirts. However, I recently went to sew up a dress for a toddler out of a verrry stretchy knit. In frustration, I finally glanced at the t-shirt lessons to see if there was anything helpful. Bingo! If you sew knits at all, there will be information here to help you.
Julie covers in detail, not just one way to finish a neckline, but several. She includes numerous tips on how to deal with preventing the dreaded stretched out neck, etc.
There is a wealth of information here, and it's all completely free. You don't have to be a subscriber to access the lessons. And if you're still stumped, you can email your sewing questions to Julie for personal help.
Even better, I got an email from her tonight telling me that she is writing a new lesson on jackets that will be posted soon.
I contemplated giving this only two stars simply because an online class isn't ever going to be as good as a personal class, but the instructions here are so good, I decided it deserves three stars.