Sewing With Knits – The Basics

Hey, I’m on the Sewing and Stitchery Expo blog again! I’m so honored to have been asked to write another post and especially thrilled that the post is about my favorite fabrics – Knits!!

Stasia Tee Hack
True Fact: I have been known to take knit clothing selfies in airport restrooms.

A few things I didn’t say in the post:

  • Knits are SUPER easy to sew with. There are a few tricks, but they really don’t have to be scary.
  • Knits are THE most comfortable thing to wear in the whole world. Seriously! I mentioned comfort, but I just wanted to say here that knit garments are the superstars of my Handmade Wardrobe. Always the first thing I grab to wear.
  • EVERYONE can wear knits! Whether you’re curvy or slim, they’re going to look GREAT. My Washington State Apple shape loves knits – so, yes, everyone!
  • Knit fabrics are very forgiving. They will easily mold themselves out of most sewing errors (AKA new designs). So, again – NO FEAR!

Top stitching neck band

Click here to read my Sewing With Knits post on the Sewing and Stitchery Expo blog. 

Knits Class Image

And, there’s more!

At the Sewing and Stitchery Expo, I am teaching four sessions of tips, techniques and confidence titled Sewing With Knits: Trends & Techniques for Every Body. It’s sponsored by the ever-marvelous Pacific Fabrics. Come join me! The classes are filling, though, so don’t put it off. I want YOU there! It’s a 45 minute Lecture/Demo class with lots of slides, samples and a great handout to take home. Plus, we’ll be total BSFF (Best Sewing Friends Forever) after that. You can never have too many sewing friends, right?! Click here to sign up for the class or use the link in my Sewing Expo blog post.

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Plus  . . .  This!

And, while you’re on the Sew Expo site, sign up for my Social Media: Meet Your Best New Sewing Friend class. There’s still room! Click here to sign up.

IJ Sewing Pattern Group

Okay, to be honest, you might think this sounds boring, but NO, no, no, it’s going to open up your sewing life like nothing else has! I spend most of my work life on the internet and have simple tips and an amazing, carefully curated list of Facebook Groups, Instagrams, Blogs, Web Sites and much more to share with you.


From my Social Media adventures, I now have friends from all over the world, tons of sewing resources and info at my fingertips, loads of people ready to help when I need tips or support and inspiration that is incredible.


Bring your smart phone or tablet to class and we’ll spend 90 minutes expanding your sewing world together. Honestly, my sewing life is so much richer because of Social Media. I am very grateful for all the opportunities and wonderful people out there!!

Okay, time for you to go and for me to sew! Read my Sew Expo post, sign up for my classes and I’ll see you soon!! (BTW – I am also teaching a totally cool Easy Surface Art class, but it’s full. There is a waiting list, though. Click here if you want on it.)

May your day be sew full of learning and joy!


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