You’ve just started sewing. Or maybe you’ve already made a few woven fabrics. You decide to sew a garment using stretchy fabric. You apply the same principles you’ve been using with success to this new type of material. The end result? A stretchy mess 🙁
Knit fabrics have the reputation of being difficult to work with. There are lots of myths surrounding work with knits: You need a special machine, you need lots of experience, you need to ingratiate yourself with the Gods of Sewing (okay, I made this one up). The reality is quite different.
Knit fabrics are a joy to work with—if you know how to work with them. They are more forgiving when it comes to fitting. They can be used to create fancy clothing that feels like you are wearing your pajamas. And you can totally sew knits with your sewing machine.
If you were on the fence about knit fabrics, here are a few blog posts that will help you with the basics of working with knits.
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