You don’t need a serger to sew knits. You can sew knit fabric on your sewing machine BUT you’ll need to use a stitch that will stretch. If you don’t use a stretch stitch, when you stretch your fabric there’s a good chance you’ll pop your stitches. There are a number of stretch stitches you can choose from. Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews gives a rundown of common stretch stitches on a sewing machine. The right one to use depends on your machine, your fabric, and what you’re making.
Click below for her info on stretch stitches:
Types of Stretch Stitches – Sewing Knits, by Melly Sews
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