Look what the UPS driver brought today – new knit patterns and colors! Also testing the set-up for the Sew Expo next week. I like it! A compact 2′ x 2′ but holds a decent number of bolts; notions will hang on the sides.
I love knits – they are easy to sew with, comfortable to wear, and NO ironing! Yeah! It seems that some folks think knits are difficult to sew. If you are new to sewing with knits, you do need to practice so that you select the proper stitch type and length if sewing on a regular sewing machine. If sewing with a serger, it’s not difficult to get the proper stitch configuration.
Here are several articles on the types of knits and sewing with knits –
- Examples of Stretch by One Little Minute
- Sewing Knits on a Regular Sewing Machine by Tilly and the Buttons
- Sewing with Knits by Gorgeous Fabrics
- 30 Tips for Sewing with Knits by Serger Pepper
- Sewing with Jersey 101 by Pretty Prudent
- Sewing 201 – Knit Binding by Caroline at Sew Can She
I loved Serger Pepper’s suggestion to use spray starch to prevent the cut edges of jersey knits from rolling while you work with them!
Our knits come from Riley Blake and are a jersey knit, 95% cotton/ 5% spandex. The spandex gives them good recovery so they don’t stretch out of shape; the cotton is comfortable and breathable. Browse out entire knit selection here – Riley Blake Knits
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