Remember Sewing 101? It was a fun little series we did last year, and well since then we have though a lot about adding to it. It won't be like the series last year where it was nearly everyday for 5 weeks, but there will be some lessons here and there. Starting today with sewing with knits. It is the number one thing we get asked about. Knits make people nervous, or frustrated. I can understand both. Some fabrics can be frustrating to work with. Knits don't have to be one of them. So to start let's talk knits. If you have never worked with a knit before I recommend starting with an interlock knit. Why interlock? Interlock knits are a little heavier, they only stretch in one direction which makes them sew a little easier, and they don't roll up like many other knits. Most fabric stores carry a wide variety of interlock knits, so you have a lot to choose from. Here are some basic "tips" I have for working with knits that make it easier for me.
Now hopefully you can tackle any knit project with confidence on your side! Practice makes perfect, so never give up, every knit project I do gets better each time.
Do you have a sewing question or issue that you want a lesson on? Let us know and we will try and include it in a sewing 101!