My February Goal was to learn how to sew with knits… and learn to sew with knits I did!
I never got a chance to try out my serger (boo), but with lots of help from the Sewing with Knits Craftsy class, I feel like I have have nearly mastered knits on my regular machine. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know how excited I was to install and use my first walking foot! I also purchased and used ball-point needles for the first time.
My favorite finished project of the month was just a basic tee… but it feels so good to know that I can make this necessary wardrobe staple for myself!
I’m still working on my photography skills (like where in my tiny tiny house I can take photos when it’s too wet and cold outside).
The other project I completed was this super-soft cuddly hoodie. The pattern instructions called for sweatshirt fleece, but I couldn’t find anything to my liking… so I ended up purchasing a few yards of a heathered sweater knit. It’s got more drape and less thickness than fleece, but was more my style. Plus, the fabric feels like a super cozy blanket, and I can’t think of anything I would rather spend my winter nights curled up with!
The good news is that the sweater turned out super comfy… the bad news is it isn’t very flattering or photogenic, so all you get is a quick iPhone photo of the finished product on a dress form. This will likely be something I rarely wear outside of the house, but will wear to death inside!
My biggest challenge: Once again, time was my biggest issue this month. I had big goals to sew several garments and I only made it through two (and a half if you count my first failed attempt at leggings). I was out of town two weekends in a row, which majorly cut into my crafting time, but I also know that I could have pushed myself more on weeknights. I still want to make a few more things, so I may eek them in to another post later in the month!
What I learned: I LOVE sewing with knits! In fact I find a lot of it easier than sewing with woven fabrics. Now that I’ve learned tricks to make the process easier, I can’t wait to try my hand at some more complex patterns!
Up next, my March goal. I’ll write a proper post about that later this week!