Sew Knit Coordinates – Start to Finish Part Two on Sewing With Nancy

M7331 NancyZieman KnitCollection 2

Sew Knit Coordinates – Start to Finish Part Two on Sewing With Nancy

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Learn the basics of sewing a knit top, pants, and a skirt on part two of Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish on Sewing With Nancy. Less is better! That statement can be applied to many aspects of life, including sewing knits. During this second episode on sewing knits from start to finish, I’d like to share how to take the easy way out and not feel guilty about the process. On part one of this new series, I give sewing tips on sewing an easy swing jacket.

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I’m using a classic, yet comfy-to-wear four-piece knit wardrobe pattern. The jacket from last time can be paired with the pants and top. Or, make your look casual by teaming up the top with a skirt. The sewing is rather effortless when you use my updated techniques.

Whether you’re looking for comfortable nine-to-five wear or an easy evening staple, I’ll show you how to easily stitch or serge a swing jacket, top, pants, and skirt. We’ll be using McCall’s pattern M7331Now’s your chance to brush up on knit sewing basics!

Learn to sew a knit wardrobe from start to finish on the new two-part series of Sewing With Nancy. You’ll also find fantastic tips for sewing with knits in Sew Knits With Confidence.  Grab a copy of the Sewing With Nancy DVD.

SewKnitCoordinates DVD


Note from Nancy: Refer to the pattern envelope for sizing and fabric yardage.
McCalls 7331 Pattern Envelope Back and Yardage

  • Knit fabrics
  • Twin Stretch Needles by Klasse
  • Stretch Needles by Klasse
  • McCall Pattern 7331 by Nancy Zieman
  • Elastic
  • Stabilizer

skwa2Stitch a Knit Top

In part one, we worked on creating the knit jacket. Today, many of the steps will be similar, but we’ll be treating the neckline differently when we sew our coordinating knit top. Watch how easy it is to stabilize and stitch the seams on part two of Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish.

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Review Seam Options

You may opt to use a serger or sew the garment seams with a traditional home sewing machine. In today’s episode, we’ll take a quick minute to review stitches and topstitching options that are quite successful when sewing knit garments.

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Serging and Sewing Hem Options

Learn an easy tip for creating a tidy lower hem edge by wrapping the stabilized edge around the seam. Watch the demo on part two of Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish.

WrappedHemEdge NancyZiemanUse a cover stitch to create a finished edge along the lower hem of the garment. Working with a double needle, you’ll learn how to adjust machine settings to create a professional-looking stitch.

DoubleNeedle NancyZieman

Stitch Knit Pants & Skirt

The pants and skirt in this pattern are form fitting and each include a wide elastic yoke. Pattern layout, cutting, side seams, and hems are included in today’s episodelearn each step in the process. We’ll also apply the waistband and yoke easily. Watch it online.

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Watch Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish (Part One and Part Two) on Sewing With Nancy online.

SewKnitWardrobe SWN Part2 NancyZieman

For a chance to win a copy of the Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish DVDleave a comment sharing your answer to: What fun color would you like to add to your personal wardrobe?

SewKnitCoordinates DVD

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  • Cyndi Duffin
    December 1, 2016

    I love the bright colors that are now on the market. I wear a lot of conservative colors but I have found the brights to be happy. I like pink, red and bright blue. These colors go with many colors and it doesn’t take much, a shirt, a scarf, to add color to a wardrobe.

    Thank you for the give-away.

  • Brenda Ackerman
    December 1, 2016

    I am discovering that I truly enjoy bright and cheery fabrics of all colors. Yet, one color I am truly missing is any oranges and some oranges done in specific tones and mixed with other colors likes browns can be absolutely beautiful. So that is my color choice, oranges! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great give away!

  • Patrice DuBose
    December 1, 2016

    I’m ready for some reds and purples.

  • Barbara Lussier
    December 1, 2016

    I guess I am still of the old mindset that says fall and winter call for dark colors, and that tends to be my wardrobe. It’s time to start sprucing it up with some bright colors. I love blue, so I guess I have to start looking at bright blues instead of navy or deep blues.

  • Pamela McCandless
    December 1, 2016

    I would really like to add more turquoise blue to my wardrobe, but it is a difficult color to find.

  • Helene Hanada
    December 1, 2016

    I’m in for lime green or turquoise!

  • Joyce
    December 1, 2016

    As I get older, I seem locked into black. I want to add more color, especially purple.

  • Karen Patterson
    December 1, 2016

    Hi Nancy!
    I love your video on sewing Knits….you make it look so simple. Especially the way you apply elastic…really neat! I will try this. I would love to win your gift. Thank you for a chance!

  • Karen Patterson
    December 1, 2016

    I would love to add turquoise and hot pink to my wardrobe. I usually wear a lot of black and navy and these would be a great add on to them. Sort of complimentary! Oh, how I would love to receive your DVD on this!

  • DebbieW
    December 1, 2016

    Lime green…I know! Paired with a light gray, I think it would give that zing lacking from the dark colors many clothing manufacturers make for older women.

    How mystical is it that I just looked down to submit and see the border of this post with these two colors.

  • Katie
    December 1, 2016

    Tangerine! – it would go with gray, brown or black. Brighten up the day!

  • Kim H
    December 1, 2016

    I would stick with my favorites in the pinks and purples.

  • Jacqueline S
    December 1, 2016

    Love the ease of sewing knits! High contrast is my favorite choice in coloring in sewing or painting. I love the zing!

  • Starla Pointer
    December 1, 2016

    I love bright colors. Almost everything I have is solid color, and I’d like to judiciously add some prints.

  • Helen Disenhaus
    December 1, 2016

    I think it’s time for some light blue in my wardrobe.


  • Jennifer Nelson
    December 1, 2016

    I have always loved yellow, but I have none of it in my closet. I have always bought black items. This looks like a great way to introduce it!

  • Debi P.
    December 1, 2016

    I really need to add turquoise to my wardrobe. I love this color yet seldom find ready made garments in this shade. It’s about time I just sew my own!

  • Patty Sack
    December 1, 2016

    I would add raspberry and teal. Oh wouldn’t that make a great stripe!

  • Diane
    December 1, 2016

    I would love to add some peach to my wardrobe

  • Kathe
    December 1, 2016

    I think I might use a dark blue and maybe a red for the shirt. That would update my wardrobenicely.

  • Kathe
    December 1, 2016

    I think I might use a dark blue and maybe a red for the shirt. That would update my wardrobe nicely.

  • Deon
    December 1, 2016

    I’d like to find a pink or rose color that would work with my skin tone. But purples are a good fall back for me to add some pop.

  • Rhonda True
    December 1, 2016

    Knits are just the type of fabric I like when traveling. The fabric moves with you providing comfort, washes well, and the garments look professional especially the 3 piece as shown in this pattern. As for color, I wear a lot of earth tones like rust, browns, golds, and deeper greens. I find it easy to stay in those color schemes but will try other vibrant colors like orange or certain golds.

  • LindaC in AZ
    December 1, 2016

    Yellow! With a base wardrobe of blues and greens, I would add yellow for accent and to brighten things up.

  • Noreen
    December 1, 2016

    I have added Hot Pink to my wardrobe, and now I’d like to find some Emerald Green.

  • Tina
    December 1, 2016

    Purple is the color I want to wear more!

  • Susan Spiers
    December 1, 2016

    Turquoise-and brown together! Great combination. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway, Susan

  • Arlene Burger
    December 1, 2016

    I have no green in my closent so this holiday season will be a perfect time to add brigjt emeral green. I enjoy watching your quick sewing techniques. Thanks!

  • Wendy A. Engelmann
    December 1, 2016

    Christmas Red is my color.

    Can the pattern be enlarged to a size 32?

  • Patti Lawler
    December 1, 2016

    I think I need to add a pop of color to my clothes – bright pink or lime green. Thank you

  • Linda Rupe
    December 1, 2016

    Black is my go-to color, but I love it with white and a pop of bright (usually one of the primary) colors. This pattern lends itself well to that arrangement.

  • Joyce H
    December 1, 2016

    I wear too much black. I like the gray and salmon color on the pattern.

  • Julie Lyon
    December 1, 2016

    I want to add more Corals. Even if it is winter, browns and grays need a pop of color.

  • Cecilia
    December 1, 2016

    I would like to add more corals and some teals to my wardrobe. The coral for a pop and the teal is one of my favorites.

  • Renea Yarolim
    December 1, 2016

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I use to make all my clothes but have not done that in years. This is just the inspiration I might need to again make my own clothes

  • Carol Burns
    December 1, 2016

    I love purple and lavender, I would add more of these 2 colors. I have hardly ever worked with knits, but am teaching my daughter-in-law to sew and she wants to sew knits, so we both want to learn how to sew them. I love some of the new knits, they are so soft and supple.

  • Judy Stephens
    December 1, 2016

    I would like to add rose and maroon. I need to add brighter colors to my basic black!

  • Diane Rowan
    December 2, 2016

    Would love to start sewing with knits. Would love to add rose and gray to my wardrobe. I travel a lot, too, and knits are wonderful for that…no ironing needed.

  • Clovis
    December 2, 2016

    I like the colors of browns. Light colors I would like to try is purple or light blue. Thanks for the chance to enter.


  • Jackie S
    December 2, 2016

    I would like to go with brighter colors such as salmon. Thanks so much for your great tutorials and your vast sewing knowledge!!

  • Jennifer Shirley
    December 2, 2016

    I would love to add some pinks to my wardrobe, from light pint to HOT pink! I do not have one piece in this color.

  • Judy Reames
    December 3, 2016

    I love to sew with knits, but sometimes my hems are wavy. I would love to find out how to fix this. The would like to add some periwinkle and watermelon to my wardrobe.
    Would love the give-away.

    Judy R

  • Judy Kirkpatrick
    December 3, 2016

    Navy blue is my color of choice: dark navy with white, or bright blue, or hot pink, or red or…I could make an extensive and varied wardrobe.

  • Gloria Wall
    December 17, 2016

    I love the colour chartreuse but sadly I have little of it in my wardrobe. This is something I hope to rectify soon.

  • Ruby Ridgeway
    November 4, 2017

    I didn’t think I could sew knits until I saw Nancy’s video. Would love to add some pinks to my wardrobe. thanks Nancy. Ruby

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