Welcome to the Knit Fabrics summit: a free online community event for everyone who wants to learn more about knit fabrics.
Join our sewing experts who will guide you and help you tackle the mysteries of buying, using, and caring for knit fabrics.
Learn everything you need to know to buy and sew confidently with knit and stretch fabric.
02 - 04 January 2021
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Learn from experts, discover tips and tricks and get sewing…. all from home, from anywhere in the world!
The classes are split over three days. Each day focuses on different groups of knit fabrics: medium weight knits, plant based fabrics, light weight knit fabrics, athletic and swim, cozy fabrics, and double knits.
For each day there are several short videos detailing different fabrics within that fabric type – properties, how to wash and care for them, and what settings and sewing machine needle you will need to us. Then there are be 2 mini sew alongs each day using those types of fabric so you can jump in and try sewing them!
The patterns used in the sew along will be free so all you need is your fabric.
Class – Discover the joy of knit fabrics, learn what fabrics to use when
Mini Sew Alongs 1 “Wee Lap Tee” by Katie Grimm 2 “Laundry Day Tee” by Chris Shapiro
Classes – Medium Weight Basic Fabrics 1.1 Cotton Spandex 1.1 DBP/SBP 1.1 DTY Classes – Plant Based Fabrics 1.2 Modal 1.2 Poly Rayon Spandex 1.2 Rayon Spandex 1.2 Bamboo Classes – Other Medium to Light Weight Fabrics 1.3 Spun Poly 1.3 Swiss Dot Jersey 1.3 Triblend
Mini Sew Alongs 1 “Portia Dress” by Chaney Mobley 2 “Paige Piko Top” by Nicole Seafolk
Classes – Athletic and Swim 2.1 Athletic/Athletic Brushed 2.1 Swim Knit 2.1 Mesh Classes – Cozy Fabrics 2.2 Sweater/Brushed Sweater 2.2 Baby French Terry/Velvet French Terry 2.2 Knit Denim Classes – Double Knits 2.3 Liverpool 2.3 Ponte 2.3 Techno Scuba
Mini Sew Alongs 1 “Wee Lap Tee/Petite Pegs” by Katy McKinley 2 “Pirate Pencil Skirt” by Stephanie Troemel
Special bonuses when you claim your free ticket...
Exclusive Facebook Group
Everyone who registers for the event will be invited to join our The Makery Facebook Group.
This is a wonderful community of makers who are friendly, knowledgable, and supportive. Connect with other crafting, sewing, DIY-ing enthusiats, discuss the classes, check in with the teachers, and be the first to know of giveaways and announcements.
FREE Expert Tuition
Each class in this summit is hosted by an extremely-talented maker with great skill. You will learn how to make a range of different goodies, hints and tips, and be inspired to try things you may not have considered before.
Giveaways & Competitions
Be the first to know about our giveaways and increase your chances of winning loads of wonderful prizes! Up for grabs will be a few All Access Passes, pattern credits, a pattern subscription, and individual classes!
Register now and claim your free ticket and these bonuses!
02 - 04 January 2021
You should definitely put aside some time and watch these amazing videos! So many great tips and project ideas. I will definitely look forward to the next summit!
Pam Allan / Previous Summit Participant
I truly enjoyed this sewing summit. It inspired me to take my sewing machine away and start to learn to use it. I’m excited to try so many of the projects! Highly recommend!
Julia Mandeville / Previous Summit Participant
This was wonderful and so helpful in getting me sewing again! Lots of very helpful tips and tutorials were clear and fun.
Ruth Ho / Previous Summit Participant
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Knit Fabric Summit is aimed from beginner level upwards.
No matter what your confidence level is… whether you’ve never sewed with knit/stretch fabrics before, or if you use them all the time…. by the end of the summit, you’ll know what all the different fabrics are, what to use, when to use it and how to get best results.
If you’ve got a sewing machine (or access to one), you’ll be able to complete all the classes. You do NOT need an overlocker/serger for this course.
Be inspired, share your love of sewing and learn new ideas, tips and tricks. Discover new knit fabricsand demystify buying, using, and caring for knit fabrics.
Stephanie Troemel | Sarcastic Sewist
I am a regular pattern tester, fabric hoarder, and general sewing enthusiast in my downtime. My mission in life is to encourage other sewists to learn, grow, and love their creations, as well as themselves.
I don’t think my grandma thought teaching me to sew when I was about 6 would lead to all the craziness in my world today. While clothes are my passion, I also enjoy making quilts, wallets, and other accessories. I love the responses I receive on my blog of other sewists and crafters who are encouraged by seeing a fellow sewist, and a plus size one at that, sharing all the things! I discovered a new area to love in sewing when I started working for Rebecca Page in 2017. I have a new way to interact with other sewists and share my love and knowledge of sewing, plus all the behind the scenes action!
Katy McKinley | Wild + Wanderful
Katy McKinley is a self proclaimed “maker of things” from Wheeling, West Virginia. By day, she runs the back office of an architectural and engineering firm. By night, she is a blogger, maker, mover and shaker. Through her blog Wild + Wanderful, she shares her apparel sewing projects and her love of the Star Wars and Marvel fandoms, she offers free tutorials and sewing patterns, she has a shop full of unique digital cut files, and she launches episodes of her interview-style podcast “I Can Make That: Conversations with Creatives”.
Katy is also an assistant at Patterns for Pirates, an indie PDF pattern company that specializes in apparel sewing patterns for the whole family.
Chris Shapiro | Sewjourns
I was introduced to sewing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania through my church. A number if women there sewed and I became very interested after helping out with costumes for a church play. My husband saw my growing passion and gifted me a sewing machine for my 40th birthday. I dove into hours and hours of YouTube videos and timeless sewing books that I had picked up at thrift stores. I joined an online sewing forum called Sewing Mamas where I met the most talented and caring ladies who became my sewing mentors and friends. That was 18 years ago and we still meet online and share our sewing passion to this day. A few years ago I started a sewing blog which turned into my YouTube channel called Sewjourns where I come alongside my viewers as we journey into sewing from patterns, techniques, tips, tricks and more.
WHO WILL YOU BE LEARNING FROM?
Wild + Wanderful
Made By Kates
Twinkle Toes & Company
This sewing summit was the best. I had a very fun time. I would get the all access so you can go back it you need a refresher or justwant to watch again. Well worth the cost for sure. Thank you to all the teacher I had a great time.
Veronica Marler / Previous Summit Participant
This summit is not just about learning new fabulous tips and inspiring useful projects for any skill level, but also about hearing from some of the brightest, sharpest and most creative new people out there. A week well spent!
Beth Brown / Previous Summit Participant
It’s like a hug from Grandma looking over your shoulder and encouraging you at every step that you CAN DO IT!
Carol Shaver / Previous Summit Participant
Learn everything you need to know to buy and sew confidently with knit & stretch fabric
02 - 04 January 2021
MEET YOUR HOST
Rebecca Page is the founder of the hugely popular sewing brand, www.rebecca-page.com.
She learnt to sew as a child and loved it. But as the years passed, she found traditional paper patterns hard to use (that tissue paper tears so easily!), the instructions difficult to follow and fitting for personal shape almost impossible.
Rebecca found the solution when she started to draft her own patterns part-time at home while having her 3 young children. It’s quickly exploded into a global business with 650,000+ followers and 31 lovely team members (all working from home around the world!).
If you’ve watched our previous summits, you’ll know classes are only free during the summit, then you pay for a pass to watch them after. This summit is different! This one does not have a pass and you will be able to watch classes anytime you like after the summit is over too!
Each class lists the fabric and supplies you’ll need. Mostly it’s just fabric, scissors and a ruler… or even just a notepad and pen if it’s a theory class. Speakers will explain what fabrics are suitable for what projects so you can look in your stash or purchase.