Monday, February 1, 2010

February Challenge- Sewing with knit fabric-Sign Ups!

This month is about sewing with knit.

Knit fabric is fabric that stretches, and it can be a little more challenging to work with as it moves a little more, and stretches under the foot if you dont know how to work with it.

To help everyone along I have asked Sara, from Willow & Moo fame to write a tutorial on how to sew with knit fabric, I will post the tutorial after this sign up! Thank you Sara for taking the time to write this for all of us!

Now what you can make...

Well for the fabric side of thing, Crafty mamas has beautiful knits to work with (I can vouch for the Stella).  She also has a selection of patterns that use knit fabrics, such as Farbenmix and Ottobre just to name 2. 

Working with good fabrics can make the difference. I have recently made PJs out of stripy knit from Spotlight, it was ok.. nothing like the squichyness from the Stella.

I myself am going to invest in some more knickers from That*Darn*Cat (also at you can make this).
In the past I have used old op shop teeshirts, as well as Stella.

Unfortunatly my hands are tied till I have my sewing machine back from the Dr, so I wont be posting any piccies just yet.

There will be a giveaway as well, so stay tuned!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

So sign up here.

Again sign ups will close on the 28th of February, and we need to show off our new piece at the same time. Again feel free to join the flickr group and/or post on your blog.


Amber (Bouncing Buttons) said...

Thank you so much for putting together a year of fun challenges!

Sandra :) said...

I'm in - I have no idea of what I'll make, but I'll figure something out! This will definitely be a challenge - I haven't worked with knits in 30 years!!

Pippi creates said...

Love the idea of your monthly challenge! And sewing with knits is something I have just started experimenting with. I am looking forward to seeing what others do and the tips they have!

Ocean Peg said...

I'll give it a try. Getting a new sewing machine next week. Something to testit out on. Been years since I worked with a knit fabric.

San @ Made in Hem said...

Yes, I'm in! I want to make me a shirt. I think it would be nice to make all the challenges for ME!
Let's see how far I can get... ;)
Warm hugs,
The Netherlands

Clare said...

I'm going to follow the January 'for me' challenge and sew a top for myself. hoping to finish before the end of the month this time ;-)

Pippi creates said...

Hi Carolyn, a great idea with the month by month challenge. I'm hoping to play along every month. I have posted about my stretch knit project today, but wondering how it is linked to your site or when you know when others have completed theirs? Thanks.

Odie said...

I am still learning so i am really looking forward to trying new techniques with each month

BusyBsewBiz said...

Just starting this month, I missed January:( Nervous about the knit challenge but I love the 12 months 12 sewing challenges!

Emma said...

Thank you!!! These challenges keep me sewing!!!

Gilly said...

Hi Carolyn - where do we post pics of completed challenges :)