Member since 1/26/12
Date: 11/26/12 5:39 PM
I have limited experience sewing with knits, but now have a serger and have done some experimenting.
I want to make some knit tops, specifically ones to wear under jumpers or jackets. So I'd like fairly thin, smooth or slippery knits suitable for tops, maybe with a cowl neck. (Not cotton interlock for this purpose.) I need white or ivory to go with my jumpers and jackets, and it needs to be reasonably opaque.
I have a very limited selection of knits locally, so I'd like to try online but I have no idea what such a fabric is called or where to buy it. Any ideas?
Member since 5/17/12
Date: 11/27/12 2:13 AM
Try girlcharlee.com They have a great selection of various knits. I have ordered from them and been very satisfied.
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Member since 2/8/09
Date: 11/27/12 6:27 AM
I joined a fabric swatch club for a year. It was a fun way to learn all the names and types of knit fabrics they sold online.
I built up a nice stash to sew from and felt much more confident knowing what names to type in and how to ask the right questions about fabric content.
Another good resource for learning names is Sarah V's PR all about knits and more knits classes. She sends out a slew of sample swatches- all types, and the class lessons detail the characteristics of each type. It helped me learn the names and fabric content of what I DON'T like so I can skim threw online decisions fairly fast now. Plus she provides resources to order fashion quality knit fabrics from.
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