Tips and Tricks for Sewing Knits
Welcome to our 125 years celebration of the BERNINA company! We’re celebrating by bringing you lots of inspiration and focusing on the technique of sewing knits and stretchy fabrics, and giving you the chance to win a fun prize package! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to find the giveaway.
Before you tackle your first sewing project with knit fabrics, make sure you’re using the right kind of needles and stitches. While a serger or overlocker make it easy to sew knits, you can also use a Stretch Stitch or a narrow zig-zag on your sewing machine. Check out these tips to Take the Fear Out of Sewing with Knits!
Learn three different ways to professionally finish the hems of your knit garments with this technique post Three Ways to Hem Knit Garments.
This little tip will make a big difference in stabilizing the edges of a super stretchy fabric! Click to find out how to sew stable hems in knits.
Working with activewear fabric with Spandex can be tricky. Learn how to create a strong seam that lays flat with your serger in the Activewear Sewn with a Flatlock Stitch tutorial.
Learn this simple technique for How to Sew Swimwear Elastic with a Coverstitch to create a professional looking finish to your custom made swimwear.
A wardrobe staple for everyone is a T-shirt. Once you have mastered your basic pattern, you will be ready to fill your closet with T-shirts from all your favorite knit fabrics! Get tips and techniques to sew a t-shirt with this post from WeAllSew.
Add lace embellishments to a knit t-shirt or other garment using the techniques in the Lace Appliqué T-shirt Tutorial.
Learn how to make a pattern from a favorite knit shirt or tee to sew a similar top in the Copy Your Favorite Tee technique post. This post also includes some really good tips for sewing knits, including how to test for stretch.
Make a new summer top from a basic t-shirt pattern with this DIY Swing Tee technique here at WeAllSew. It’s a great way to get more for your wardrobe from one basic pattern!
Learn how to create a knit tank top with this free pattern, a very basic wardrobe staple for layering. Find the Serged Tank Top pattern and tutorial here.
Your Chance to Win!
One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this fantastic prize package including one red Magnetic Pinholder (a $20.00 value), one 5.5 inch surgical Tula Pink seam ripper (a $12.99 value), and one 4 inch Tula Pink micro tip scissors (a $9.00 value)!
All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What is your favorite tip for sewing with knits and stretchy fabrics?” The the giveaway is open through Friday, June 22, 2018!
The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog by Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.
Congratulations to the winner of our June 125 Years Anniversary Giveaway is WeAllSew fan sandyiy! Enjoy your sewing tools Sandy!
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My favorite tip: To make a nicely smooth hem when sewing a twin needle hem on stretchy knit on a standard sewing machine, sew over gift-wrap tissue. Sandwich strips of tissue between the feed dogs and the fabric, sew, and then tear it off when done. Inexpensive and easy.