Last week I got a query on our Facebook page, asking for some tutorials and tips on sewing with knits.
This was actually perfect timing. After meeting up with Alyson Clair recently, we’ve been scheming about ways to introduce more sewists to the wonderful world of knits.
Obviously, knits do present special challenges, such as:
- Fitting, when various fabrics behave so differently.
- Finishing necklines and other openings.
- Understanding the serger and how it’s different from other machines.
These are just a few off the top of my head. But Alyson and I would love to hear from you:
What problems have you encountered in sewing with knits? Or if you haven’t tried knits, what intimidates you about them?
image source: Madame Grès dresses in jersey from 1956, from WWD