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Fabric of the Day knit top
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Fabric of the Day knit top

"Fabric of the Day" knit top



Every day the employees at the fabric store where I teach select a bolt of fabric to display as their "fabric of the day". Their selections are usually quite lovely and too often I can't resist buying a piece. One such purchase was this lovely medium weight cotton blend knit in a charcoal and off white zebra-ish print. 

I will admit my experience sewing with knits is limited. I don't have a serger machine and until I am convinced knits are for me, I won't spend the money to buy a good one. But, it's hard to resist some of the beautiful knit fabrics that are on the market. The few projects I have made have turned out well and given their popularity I am determined to master sewing with knits.

Fit is always a huge issue with me.Sewing with knits is no exception.  I always have to make numerous adjustments to any pattern to get the fit just right. When sewing with knits this becomes my first priority. I will not put a machine stitch into a knit garment until I get the fit right. The last thing I want to do is to have to remove or undo a seam that has been zigzagged or overcast. Those types of seams are a pain to remove, not to mention you risk puncturing a hole in the knit with the seam ripper. So, I hand baste my knit garments together first and adjust until the fit is right. Once that's done, stitching the knits garment together is a breeze.

As I said, I don't have a serger, so all of the seams were sewn with a small zigzag stitch. To finish the seam edges, I used a lock cutter that attaches to my machine. It both trimmed and finished the seam edges with zigzag stitching. 

Pattern or design used: Vogue 8634

Comments (8)

garryBush garryBush writes: Mind Blowing
Posted: 2:55 am on October 5th

AnneAvalos AnneAvalos writes: nice dress

Posted: 6:19 am on November 5th

SoniaGupt SoniaGupt writes: Sewing with knits is no exception " Febric Day" Yes that is true
Posted: 7:29 am on April 17th

Sandyadkin Sandyadkin writes: Thanks for sharing
Posted: 2:57 am on April 13th

Jazzken Jazzken writes: yes Beautiful
Posted: 6:19 am on March 31st

KelvinSam KelvinSam writes: Yes I agree Jom . This is of febric
Posted: 1:41 am on March 19th

jomastyre jomastyre writes: Sewing with knits is no exception " Febric Day"
Posted: 7:01 am on March 18th

philipmcnabb philipmcnabb writes: Beautiful!!!
Posted: 1:05 am on March 16th

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