Today I need to do outing (and I hope you can relate!):
I hate to iron clothes – I actually never do it!
Don’t get me wrong: I am not going around with a lot of wrinkles in my clothes and neither do my relatives.
I have a few tricks:
- I hang my clothes to dry so they don’t become too wrinkly when they are dry;
- I buy clothes and fabric keeping an eye to their content
- I choose garments that don’t need to be ironed after washing (either when I buy them or when I create them).
You may think it’s restricting for my garment style choices, and in some ways it is: but I think it’s a great brain exercise too!
Conversely, I do love pressing while I sew 🙂
But… Why am I telling you this? Because I realized that I’m focusing a lot my researches on sewing knits, because they’re the best fabric to achieve a wrinkle-free result, with a minimum maintenance effort required from me.
Pro-tip: best knits are the ones with a 5% (or more) Lycra/spandex content 😉
Add that garments made using knit fabric will softly hug you, without need of darts and stuff like this: easier and faster to sew, then!
So today I want to collect for you some of the:
Best Sewing Knit Fabric Links
(Tips, Tutorials, patterns and inspiration)
First of all I’d like to present you my latest blog post I’ve written for Craftsy, all about sewing durable seams on knit fabrics
Here I’ve tried to collect all the tips I could think to prevent that awful problem: seams that pops! (You may recognize that striped fabric from my Mom’s Raglan Dress (it’s a freebie!)
Now, for the links!
Just a couple of notes: I’ve included some of my blog posts in this collection, as well as some affiliate links (marked with an *): if you decide to buy anything through those links, I get a small percentage at no added cost for you… Thank you in advance, I’ll buy more fabric LOL!
Tuts & co.:
Books (affiliate links through Amazon.com):
I personally follow most of the YouTube channels listed below… and I’d suggest you do the same, if you love learning from videos!
If you want t learn even more… try this exclusive FREE-PASS for Creativebug*: there are a few lessons on sewing knits, with Cal Patch I’m watching at the moment… and I’m truly enjoying them (note that one will be yours forever, without paying it!). Be quick! You have unlimited access only until June 30th!
You can find the links above (and many others more) on my Pinterest board (and if you like the topic, follow the example of 10000 other pinners… and follow me!)
And don’t forget about my sewing patterns, perfect for knits: