Knit fabrics and knit sewing patterns are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Plus, the fabric options are varied and exciting! If you’re new to sewing or if it has been awhile since you’ve sewn with knits, why not watch my latest Sewing With Nancy TV series, Sew Knits With Confidence.
Less is Best!
Begin with a great knit fabric and a simple pattern; let the fabric be the focal point. Here are a few pattern options; of course there are many others.
Knit Fabrics & Seams
- Learn streamline ways to stitch or serge seams. You’ll see that I don’t like to “over sew” the fabric; less is more when it comes to sewing knits. By the way, I used the new Bare Knits.
- Plus, learn how to effectively use your serger to ease layers together. Sergers and knits are best buddies.
- You’ll also learn pressing tips.
Add a quick, yet clean finish to the neckline, sleeve, or any other outer edge. In this knit combo, called the Monterey Knit Collection, the sewing is minimal. Since knits are the ultimate no-ravel fabric, you’ll quickly build your sewing skills and gain stitching confidence.
You’ll never feel like your stitching in circles when you adapt the flat construction way of assembling knits. Set the sleeve in flat, stitch the underarm and side seams in one step—what a speedy way to sew!
Knit hems don’t have to be boring! Use a double needle, cover stitch, or even fusible web for trendy hem finishes. The featured pattern, the Newport Pullover, features a two-toned hem, accomplished with the help of fusible web.
Now for another color way!
All the techniques featured on TV, plus many more, are in my new book, Sew Knits with Confidence.
For a chance to win one of my patterns, tell me which one of my four patterns you like the best and why! A random winner will be announced on July 17.
The random winner of the a Circles Sew Simple book and tool set, from my June 26 blog posting, is Peggy A. Here’s her comment, “I was fascinated by this process the first time I saw it on PBS. The program is saved on my DVR! I would use this for table toppers, bed quilts, pillow tops, and lots of home dec projects I have on hold. My granddaughter has circles in her bedroom. I know she would love to make a quilt with me for herself. I see baseballs, soccer balls, volleyball balls, basketballs…”
Watch Sewing With Nancy online.
Bye for now,