Giveaway! Craftsy Class on Sewing with Knits

Surprise! Today we have an exciting giveaway from Craftsy. You can win a free class on ‘Sewing Fashion Knits!‘ Keep reading for the details.

sewing fashion knits class

One of the questions that Caroline and I get asked frequently is about sewing with knits. Knit fabrics certainly can be intimidating to sew! Mostly because they stretch, and this affects how we sew seams, finish edges and hem garments. And while I do sew with knit fabrics now and then, it’s not my strongest area of expertise.

So, after chatting with Melissa at Craftsy, she suggested we do a giveaway of a sewing class on sewing with knit fabrics!

If you’re not familiar with Craftsy, it’s a website that offers online crafting classes. Classes are available online, anywhere with an internet connection. (There’s even an iPhone and iPad app!) You can watch the classes as many times as you want, pause and rewind them, and even chat with other class participants and the instructor. For anyone that wants to learn new sewing skills on their own time, at their own pace, this is a great idea.

Here is the class overview – Sewing Fashion Knits with Linda Lee:

Fashion knit fabrics have a delicious drape, create elegant yet comfortable garments, but can often be challenging to sew. Master the techniques you need to create your own fashion knit wardrobe with your home sewing machine, including how to prepare your fabric, finish seams and edges, stabilize shoulders and necklines, and troubleshoot for puckering, curling, slipped stitches and more. If you have a serger, Linda offers invaluable advice for using it to create attractive finishes.

Tame those tricky knits! Enroll in “Sewing Fashion Knits: Beyond the Basics” today!

video of sewing with knits class

(a shot from the video class)

What You’ll Learn

  • Types of fashion knits and their characteristics
  • Layout, cutting and marking techniques
  • Seam finishes with sewing machine and serger
  • Stabilizing options
  • Hem and edge finishes
  • Troubleshooting techniques

You’ll get 8 video lessons that you can watch any time you like, for as long as you like. Want to win this class?

video class sewing with knits

How to enter:

The fine print

  • This giveaway is open to everyone in the world, from any country in the world.
  • Entries close at 5pm Pacific Time on Tuesday June 11th.
  • A winner will be chosen by random draw on Wednesday, June 12th and announced on the blog on Friday June 14th.

Ok! Time to enter and learn to master sewing with knits. Good luck, everyone! And a big thank-you to Craftsy for offering Sewaholic readers the chance to win a free class!

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29 Responses to Giveaway! Craftsy Class on Sewing with Knits

  1. Tailor Made June 7, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    I’ve taken two Craftsy classes and I really like them. Thanks for hosting this giveaway–I certainly want to try my hand at knits and to start cranking out basic tees for myself. :)

  2. Samina June 7, 2013 at 7:44 am #

    I’ve turned into a bit of a Craftsy junkie! This class is one of the few that I haven’t signed up for yet, but it’s on my wish list, so I’m hoping that they pick my name out of that hat. Thanks to you both for offering it.

    • Debbie June 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      I’m embarrassed to say how many classes I’ve paid for,I’ll just say I’m addicted and will be thinking about to Craftsy rehab. I have’t purchased this class, but not for a lack of interest. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Deb!

  3. Maggie June 7, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    I love Craftsy! I have finished only one class (Gertie’s) but have bought four more and love the format! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Tasia!

  4. Jenny June 7, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Excellent! I’m so nervous about sewing with knits, this course would be great, I’ve entered! Thanks! x

  5. Tasia June 7, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Sweet! I’m glad you are all excited about the giveaway. (And I like this format, it’s easier to have the entries through Craftsy than in the comments.) Good luck everyone!

    • PerlenDiva June 7, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      Hehe, it really IS easy this way ;-)
      Thanks a bunch for hosting the give-away – and Craftsy for offering.

  6. Far June 7, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Thanks Tasia! :)

  7. Emilie June 7, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Thanks Tasia! What a wonderful giveaway!

  8. Sally June 7, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    I was just saying to myself today “why isn’t there some online class where you can get help with sewing knits” – perfect timing! :)

  9. Colleen June 7, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Hello! Has anyone ever made a Cambie using knit fabric???? Just wondering…

    • Tasia June 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

      I haven’t seen a knit Cambie – I’d worry about the weight of the gathered skirt, so I wouldn’t recommend that version unless the fabric is very lightweight. You know how knits can get heavy even if the fabric is thin? That might not work too well. As for the A-line version, it’s more suitable for knits but then again, because it’s lined you will lose out on the stretch of the knit. Unless you line with self-fabric or with a lightweight knit or stretchy mesh.
      Anyways, I hope this helps! Anything is possible but you won’t get to enjoy the stretch of a knit with this pattern.

  10. Iryna June 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Excellent class!

  11. Lalitha June 7, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    I would love to learn how to sew with knits. I have always been intimidated of knits . Thank you for the chance at this giveaway. I have done a jewellery class with craftsy and love their classes.

  12. Lalitha June 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I would love to learn to sew with knits.thank you for a chance at this giveaway. I have taken a class with craftsy and love the videos.

  13. Lynda June 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I would love to do this class as I am abit nervous when it comes to knits so this class would definitely be a great help. I love the Craftsy classes and have recommended them to others. I think they are a great way to expand your sewing knowledge.

  14. Amy June 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Wow! What a nice way to have a giveaway. So easy!

  15. Bonnie June 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I would love to win the class on sewing with knits. It’s been awhile and I could use a update. Thanks for doing this.

  16. Rachelle June 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Wow Tasia, thanks for the opportunity! I really enjoyed the one Craftsy class I took previously, and I’m sure whomever wins the giveaway will benefit from it!

  17. Sandra June 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    I’ve done Meg McElwee’s sewing with knits Craftsy class which has made me a little more which has taken away a few barriers for me about knit fabrics, so keen to learn more. Perfect giveaway, thanks!

  18. Lindsay June 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    This class is great. I learnt a lot and her optional shrug pattern is really flattering and easy. Good luck!

  19. Stephanie June 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Great idea! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. I love sewing with knits because they’re so comfortable and easy to throw on. Would love to learn more though :) All the craftsy courses I’ve done so far have been great.

  20. Giggles in the Sun June 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    I would love to learn more about sewing with knits. Thank you for hosting this give away :-)

  21. Sas June 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    I discovered Craftsy a few months ago and I just love that you can learn from all these great teachers no matter where you live and communicate with people all over the world!

  22. Elena Knits June 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Great! Thank you!

  23. Lorna June 10, 2013 at 5:47 am #

    I’d love to have a chance to win – thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  24. Lisa June 11, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    what a brilliant prize. i havent a clue about knits, just run scarred from them! :-O this class sounds perfect!

  25. Samantha June 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Thanks for the introduction to Craftsy! And the exciting giveaway – knits are definitely next on my list of fabrics to try.

  26. Nikki June 12, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    What a great giveaway. I’ve sewn with knits, but not a great deal, so I’d love to win this class, just to give me that much more confidence in what I’m doing.