Three stretch stitches for sewing on knits

Three stretch stitches for sewing on knitsStephanie from Craftside (and who also happens to be our Recycled Crafts editor here at Craft Gossip), shows three types of stretch stitches for sewing on knits.  Most newer sewing machines will have at least one of these three stitches.  It’s an excerpt  from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction by Christine Haynes.  While you’re there, get entered to win a copy of the book.  Go to Craftside to read about stretch stitches.

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  1. Becky PS says

    I have never had fabulous luck sewing on knit fabrics. Here’s hoping there are solutions for my older machines! Thanks Anne!

    • says

      My older machine doesn’t have any stretch stitches so I just use a basic zig zag. It’s a wider stitch than I usually like, I keep it narrow so it’s not too bulky. A 2 length, and 2 width will usually work for me. –Anne

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