It is a proud, proud day here in my home.
After only one year of purchasing this knit material..
Well, you see I bought this this royal purple knit material almost exactly a year ago. Summer was ending and I wanted a new skirt for the fall. So I promptly picked up some material.
And there it sat for the next year.
I was scared of that knit material. I had made one other attempt at knit and it turned out disastrously and ended up in the trash. Silly me, I didn't know there were rules to follow when using knit.
I was too nervous to pick it back up, until I noticed this influx of "How to Sew with Knit" tutorials and helpful hints.
Loaded with all this great information-- a couple days ago I felt brave enough to try again.
I followed these instructions for my maxi skirt from Elle Apparel.
Results? So happy/comfy/easy.
FYI-- Yes, I'm pregnant with another baby girl. Hooray and the skirt can now grow with me!
Anyways, I didn't want all that useful "How to Sew with Knit" posts go to waste-- so I rounded 'em up here.
1. Up First a favorite from MADE.
Her post literally gave me the courage to tackle this project. She doesn't use a serger or a double needle? Well, shoot that's right up my alley.
2. Up next, Prudent Baby.
She explains everything you want to know about sewing with Jersey fabric.
3. I loved this one from Me Sew Crazy.
I literally sewed every single stitch using a piece of tissue paper under my fabric and it totally worked.
4. Lovin the Mommyhood has tips and tricks and a round up of her own.
5. Have you seen the gorgeous patterns from the Oliver + S site?
Well, they have tips for sewing with knits, too.
6. Up next is SewaHolic
She has a huge list of tips for sewing with knits.
7. And Lastly Gertie's new blog for better sewing.
She has a guest blogger explain all kinds of helpful hints.
Well, that's my round-up. Do you feel inspired? Or have you been sewing with knits for years? Either way, I'm happy to be entering the knit fabric sewing world.