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Sewing with knits 101

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  1. More Like June

    Fantastic! You know, I never knew how double needle and thread worked. I just assumed since I didnt&#39; have a spot for two spools I couldn&#39;t! (don&#39;t laugh too hard)<br />But now I will go in search of a double needle for my machine!

  2. Jennifer Thurman

    Thanks for this! Knits are frustrating to me but I am determined to conquer them! Question, though: what kind of fusible interfacing do you use?

    1. Shauna@shwinandshwin

      I use a lightweight fusible interfacing, honestly it&#39;s whatever I can pick up in the remnant bin since then it is 50% off even sale prices. Most interfacings these days do offer a one direction stretch so just test the interfacing and see if it stretches, or they do also sell a knit interfacing.

  3. Emily

    Ooh what good tips! I just found some knit interfacing (!) that I&#39;ve been meaning to try with some jersey knit and pintucks- hopefully it&#39;ll stabilize the shirt better but still stretch. 🙂

  4. Brenda London

    Great series, a nice refresher for me before I tackle some knits. One thing I have found important, as you mention, is to take the time to really know your machine and practice before attempting using a new fabric, be it a knit or a sheer or a thick fabric or whatever. In my case I found my twin needle sewing did not look good (using my Janome 9500, great machine), with skipped stitches,etc. But

  5. Shelley

    They don&#39;t sell fusible interfacing here in my part of the world, so I just put wax paper under all the knits as I sew. I rarely do anything else special. It works really well. Love your blog=)

    1. Shauna@shwinandshwin

      Thanks for sharing your tip! Wax paper does work great!

  6. Jacklyn Byers

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  7. ohbygolly

    Thanks so much for this post. I always love hearing others little tips and tricks…especially with knits! As always, you motivate me to practice.

  8. Dolly Madison

    Oh! This is good to know. A few years ago my mother sewed me a swimsuit, and she said it was tough. I think she made it out of stretch knit? At least that sounds about right. She said it about threw her sewing machine into fits. And now that I need a new one, looks like I&#39;ll have to give it a whirl. 😀 <br /><br />Dolly <br />DollyMadisonDesigns.Wordpress.Com

  9. Kristine

    Love the tips. Thank you!

  10. Maria

    wonderful post! I&#39;m now wanting to start sewing knits!

  11. Paula

    Thanks for the helpful post. When you use the double needles on your Bernina, do you also use the stretch stitch? Or do the double needles cancel out the need for a stretch stitch setting?

    Thank you.

    1. Shauna

      I just use the straight stitch, the double needle will give the stitch a little stretch without having to use the stretch stitch, but the double needle can only sew a straight stitch.

  12. Jenn

    Thank you for this! I came across this because I am ready to give up on sewing with knits. I bought a walking foot and a ball point needle and my fabric keeps getting jammed under the foot. I’ve tried lots of different tension and stitch length settings but can’t seem to fix the issue. I have a very basic machine so that could be it but I just thought something would work! I don’t have an adjustment for the foot pressure or I would try that too. Any suggestions?? Thanks for your helpful tips!

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