NEW SUMMER PATTERN & TIPS FOR SEWING KNITS
Summer is almost here, and with it comes the warm weather and a whole new set of wardrobe needs! This amazing dress is part of my summer patterns and I love it so much. Easy to sew and wear, it doesn’t get better than that. Patterns will ship at the end of the month and of curse I will have my sew-along up on my YOUTUBE so you can sew with me. I will make sure to post pattern numbers and direct links once the patterns are live!
I had some thoughts on sewing for summer that I thought I would share…
When it comes to sewing for summer, the main thing to keep in mind is comfort. During the warmer months, you want to wear clothes that are light and breezy and won't cling to your skin. Here are some tips for sewing summer-friendly clothes:
1. Choose lightweight fabrics: Cotton or Jersey Knits, Cottons, linen, and rayon are all great options for summer clothing. They are lightweight and breathable, making them ideal for hot summer days.
2. Pick patterns with simple lines: A simple dress or sundress with a loose-fitting silhouette is perfect for summer. The less fabric you have clinging to your body, the cooler you'll feel.
3. Consider making a skirt or shorts: Skirts and shorts are great summer staples that are easy to make. They're also very versatile, as you can pair them with various types of tops.
Knit fabrics are excellent for the summer season as they are stretchy, comfortable, and can be form-fitting or loose-fitting. If you're new to sewing with knit fabrics, here are some tips to get you started:
1. Use a ballpoint needle: Knit fabrics are prone to stretching out and ripping if you use a regular needle. A ballpoint needle is designed to be gentle on knit fabrics, allowing you to sew without damaging the material.
2. Use a stretch stitch: A stretch stitch is designed to move with the fabric, preventing it from ripping or tearing. Using a zigzag stitch is also a reliable option.
3. Finish the edges: Knit fabrics don't fray like woven fabrics do, but they can still benefit from some finishing touches. You can finish the edges with a serger or by using a zigzag stitch on your regular sewing machine.
With the summer season almost upon us, it's time to start thinking about versatile summer clothing that will keep us cool and comfortable. Sewing your garments is a great way to achieve this, especially if you incorporate knit fabrics in your projects. With the right techniques and materials, you can create gorgeous knit clothing that will keep you feeling breezy all summer long. If you are new to sewing check out sewitacademy.com and start your sewing dreams today.
Thanks for reading guys!!