First of all, thank you for the awesome support after my last post. I’m still working on replying to your comments because I want to give quality replies, but please know the advice and love is very much appreciated! Now, let’s talk basics. My very first knit sewing project was a Sewaholic Renfrew. It was … More Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits: Basic Steps for Sewing a T-Shirt
Look guys, this tip is seriously lazy, and I know that’s not for everyone. Some people delight in perfection – I delight in getting shit done and moving on! That’s a very personal preference, and I’ve never say you were right or wrong for wherever you fall on the spectrum. Personally, my theory is that … More Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits: If it works, do it!
My last lazy tip was about cutting tools (wherein I pledged allegiance to my rotary blade). This one is also about cutting, in a round about way! When I cut knits, I never ever bother with pinning the patterns to the fabric. Some of you do though, and I puzzled this week over why you … More Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits: Pattern Paper Matters
Today’s tip is: USE A ROTARY BLADE!!!! Just do it, m’kay? I will confess that I have never tried cutting knits without a cutting mat and rotary blade, so I’m totally biased – I just can’t see how it could be done with any accuracy! One of the things that baffled me while watching The … More Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits: Cutting Tools
Oh knits, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: comfy cheap easy to fit endless prints and fibres fast and easy to sew! I’ve blogged about countless knit tees, tanks, dresses, leggings and skirts, so I thought it might be more interested to start talking about my process. Watching other sewists on … More Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits: Finding the Grainline
I love sewing knits. Sure, I was intimidated by them at first, but once you get the feel for working with them, knits are so forgiving and fast to sew! There all kinds of great tutorials out there on how to sew knits, but I thought I’d share some of the quick and lazy ways that … More Lazy Tips for Sewing Knits: Trimming the Selvedge