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Clothing Management: Knit Know How, Louise Young Jan 1992

Clothing Management: Knit Know How, Louise Young

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Knit fabrics have become popular because they arc comfortable, versatile, shed wrinkles, and travel well. Knits, on the whole, arc easy to sew, especially for beginners. Knits can be found in abundance all year long depending on current fashion trends, ranging from stable double suit weight knit to soft supple jerseys. Bulky knits are available for sweaters and jackets, soft fleece and spandex are great for sports and activewear while jerseys and tricot are the choice for lingerie and up-to-date fashions for every scene. The mix and matchable knits have so many faces you could create an entire wardrobe using ...


Clothing Management: Serger Sense, Louise Young Jan 1992

Clothing Management: Serger Sense, Louise Young

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The serger machine, also known as an overlock, has revolutionized home sewing. They are fast, convenient, andd produce a professional seam. A serger will sew up to 1700 stitches per minute wheras the conventional sewing machine sews form 700 to 1100 stitches per minute. They can stitch, trim and overcast all at the same time. Another plus for sergers is the way they handle all fabrics from difficult to control silks and sheers to easy to handle knits.