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Toaster Sweater Sew-Along: Version Two

Toaster Sweater Toaster Sweater Sew-Along

Toaster Sweater Sew-Along: Version Two

Hello there sewists! A few days ago we talked about our Toaster supplies, and had a brief discussion on sewing with knit fabrics. Today, we are cutting our fabrics and sewing up our sweater version two! Version one also published yesterday. CUTTING & LAYOUT I adore this sweater - I've made four in the last week! - and one thing I love about it, is there are only four pieces! Stripes - when, and how to line them up? I generally line up stripes if the stripes are at least 1/4" wide - whereas if they're 1/8" or pinstripes (like this...

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Toaster Sweater Sew-Along: Version One

Toaster Sweater Toaster Sweater Sew-Along

Toaster Sweater Sew-Along: Version One

Hello there sewists! A few days ago we talked about our Toaster supplies, and sewing with knit fabrics. Today, we are cutting our fabrics and sewing up our sweater version one! Version two publishes tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. Before we start, I want to point out that I used tan thread and a double needle for topstitching. If you have more than one machine, it's a good idea to thread one with the needle and thread you'll be using for construction; thread the other with the needle and thread for topstitching if you choose to do so as it...

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Toaster Sweater Sew-Along: Supplies

Toaster Sweater Toaster Sweater Sew-Along

Toaster Sweater Sew-Along: Supplies

Hello stitchers! Welcome to our first sew-along at Sew House Seven - for our Toaster sweaters! First, a little bit about me: my name is Kelly Hogaboom and I've been sewing about thirty-two years! Here I am, in a Toaster of my own (in a semi-sheer linen knit): I have a tailoring business in Aberdeen, Washington, and I am also the Vegan Tailor online! As the latter, I wrangle a Facebook page and website where I volunteer my expertise to those who need support. Sew-alongs are a particular passion of mine - I'm in the middle of performing one a month for a year!...

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