Some of my knits. I swear they looked neat and orderly a few days ago....
When I posted about our sew-a-long some of you said you were scared to sew with knits. Fear no more my friends because once you start, you are going to love it! I've taken a look at the Lil Blue Boo Hoodie Pattern and it is the perfect pattern to start. You guys chose a good one!
I know when I first started sewing with knits I was a little confused as to what types there were and what they were used for. I have to order all of my fabric online and not being able to touch and feel fabric before buying definitely has its disadvantages.
I thought I'd give you guys a little overview of the main types of knits, so if you need to buy some for the sew-a-long and are confused like I was, you will have a better understanding of what you are looking for.
So, in general, I mainly only buy 100% cotton knits (unless it is cotton/lycra). I don't really like poly blends, but that is up to you. Just like how you will find two different quilting cottons (wovens) that feel slightly different even though they boast to be 100% cotton, the same holds true for knits. Some knits are thick, some are thin. That is the risk of buying online! I will tell you that from my experience often the novelty print knits are thinner and the "boutique" knits are thicker. If you want a thicker quality, Chez Ami has wonderful knits!
There are four main types of knits that you will mainly see when shopping online:
3. Rib Knit
I hope this little fabric lesson has been helpful to some of you!
Now get your fabric ready, I hope many of you will sew the Lil Blue Boo Hoodie with me! I already have ideas floating around in my head of ways I can change it up to create many different looks.
Are you guys in?! :)