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  • Writer's pictureLonda

My Alabama Chanin-Inspired Knit Top

Updated: May 27, 2022

Like many of you, during the initial days of the Covid-19 issue, I spent alot of time in front of the TV at night these days. Since the Florence, AL headquarters for Alabama Chanin is just 2 hours from my home, I’ve been privileged to visit there twice. This is my 2nd ‘Alabama Chanin-inspired’ Top. This time, I decided to use 2 ready-made T-shirts of the exact same size. These are by Bella: 65% polyester and 35% rayon – very soft and flowy – pretty much opposite of the heavier ‘Alabama Chanin’ 100% cotton jersey….but it worked, just fine! If ‘Alabama Chanin’ is new to you, read a really good article on this wonderful American business HERE.

finished 'Alabama-Chanin' top


I was inspired to go ahead and get it started when a sewing friend, Kathryn from our Jackson Sewing Guild did some gorgeous tops for her granddaughters. See one of her sweet tops below. Isn’t her stitching amazingly even and precise?