Added Sep 26, 2010
I found this tutorial on sewing with knits on Patterns by Figgy’s site and it inspired me to make a T-shirt for my son. I don’t have a serger, so I rarely work with knit fabric. The tutorial is for sewing knits with a regular sewing machine, perfect for me!
The fabric was bought in a spur, just because it was on sale and very cheap. I only cut a little to make a pants for my son’s rat plush toy, the rest was left in my high stash that I look at everyday with guilty feeling. So glad that I found that tutorial!
I use T-shirt pattern from simple+one (a Japanese pattern book) and cut the fabric on diagonal so I wouldn’t get bored with sewing ordinary stripes. The T-shirt was sewed using zigzag stitches as mentioned in the tutorial, I also tried using stitch no.6 on my sewing machine with good result. There are so many stitches on my machine that I haven’t tried out! All the seam allowances are left raw, but knits won’t fray so it’s okay. I put a little iron-on patch apple on the shirt so it will be easy to differentiate the front from the back.
I’m really satisfied with the T-shirt. It looks like something store-bought on the outside, but a look closer will reveal that it is handmade and homemade. I will make more T-shirts from now on! (^_^)/
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