How To Sew Knit Fabrics Effectively In Three Easy Steps
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How To Sew Knit Fabrics Effectively In Three Easy Steps

How To Sew Knit Fabrics Effectively In Three Easy Steps

How To Sew Knit Fabrics Effectively In Three Easy Steps

Sewing knits are among the many fabrics that you can sew. Heck it can easily be one of your favorites! Knit fabrics are not innately hard to sew with: there are some troublesome sew fabrics, much the same as there are some troublesome woven fabrics. If you take 3 simple steps (choosing needle, thread, and stitch type) when you start sewing a knit fabric project, you can proceed confidently every time. I promise. And you don't even need a serger.

Select a Ballpoint Needle

Ballpoint Needle

Weave fabrics require a ball-point needle, plain and basic. The sharp needles that we use for woven fabrics will tear gaps in the weave filaments. I've had it happen. So begin with a ball-point needle if at all conceivable.

Choose the Right Polyester Thread

Polyester Thread

You are most likely as of now utilizing polyester generally useful string, and assuming this is the case, continue! It is the most broadly accessible. In the event that you are utilizing cotton string (in the same way as other quilters love) switch it out for polyester when you sew weaves. The polyester string really has a small piece of stretch so it will be stronger when you extend that shirt sew. Cotton strings have no stretch by any means.

Choose a Stretch Stich According to Your Preference

Of the three, this is likely the most vital. Sew fabrics stretch, and that is the reason we cherish them. Be that as it may, notwithstanding utilizing polyester string, a straight sewed crease won't extend enough to suit the stretch of the fabric.

Stretch Stich

A serged crease will extend. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you don't have a serger, no major ordeal. Check whether you're sewing machine has a 'stretch join' or 'helping jolt' line. It would appear that it sounds. If not, just set your sewing machine to a slender crisscross. Normally, that is a width of around .5-1 and a length of 3. You can utilize this line for all your weave fabric sewing, even stitches.


Alvin is a fashion and lifestyle writer who has recently earned interest in sewing his own clothes. Writing for Sewing Ideas gives him another avenue to express his experiences and learning in his sewing journey.

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