I’m here to tell you that you can sew most anything on a basic sewing machine.
Nothing too fancy here for The Renegade Seamstress.
However, one of these days, I just know someone important in the sewing world is going to notice that I don’t have a serger and they are going feel compelled to give one to me.
Until then, I’ll just have to make due with my beautiful Genie from the 70’s, who, BTW, really rolls my socks up and down and if you missed how we met, you can read all about it here.
One of my favorite fabrics to sew with is knits. So forgiving, so stretchy and no special finishing needed on the seams.
Even though knits don’t fray and hemming isn’t always necessary, it’s a good idea to hem them anyway to give your special projects that professional, well-made look.
My favorite tool of the trade when sewing with knits…..
the double needle!
A double needle, sometimes called a twin needle is super easy to use and creates a beautiful, professional looking hem every time.
But even if you don’t have access to a double needle, there are several other ways to create a beautiful hem on your knit garment using a single needle and a regular sewing machine.
The winner of The Refashion Handbook from last week’s article, How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Dress, is Lynness Hawkes. Thank you for leaving such a nice comment over at eHow. Send your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it out to you ASAP.
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