Tag Archives: how to sew knitted fabric

First Copy of Beginner’s Guide to Sewing With Knitted Fabrics!!!

Continue reading

Sewing With Knits – A Shopping Checklist to Download for Free!


If you already follow me, you’ll know what a fan I am of sewing with knits; they make easy to fit, quick, comfortable garments that even beginners can successfully make and a lot of my MIY Collection sewing patterns are designed specifically for knitted fabrics.

So it was only a matter of time before I wrote a book on the subject wasn’t it?! Over the last few months I’ve been slowly beavering away on “Sewing With Knits – Everything You Ever Needed to Know” and it’s tantalisingly close to completion!!  I’m publishing this one myself and to start with it will just be available as a PDF e-book.

Here’s just a bit of what it will cover:

  • how to get a great finish on knits without an overlocker
  • how to choose the right knit for your pattern
  • hot to identify different knits
  • understanding the effect fibre content has on your fabric choice
  • washing and shrinkage
  • how to cut out and prepare knits
  • tips and tricks for identifying right & wrong sides and grainlines
  • professional finishing techniques.

I’m hoping to have the book available in a couple of months, but in the meantime, in celebration of “Sewing With Knits” day in MIY March you can download a copy of my Shopping Checklist from the book and make sure that from now on, you always buy the best fabric for your pattern. What’s better, as it’s a download, you can print one out every time you start a new project!

To get your copy of the Sewing With Knits Shopping Checklist subscribe to my newsletter and follow the instructions, it will only take a few minutes and will only require your name and email address.


In return you’ll be able to download the checklist and will occasionally receive the MIY Collection newsletter packed with sewing related goodness; news, links to interesting and useful things I’ve found online, subscriber-only special offers and the occasional competition.

What are you waiting for? I imagine you might be shopping for fabric over the easter holidays…..?!

If you’re a fan of online fabric shopping, have you seen my post on Where to Buy Stretch Knit Fabrics?

NOTE – loyal existing subscribers will be getting a copy of the checklist delivered straight to your inbox in the next few days.