Honestly, when it comes to sewing with knits, a trusty serger machine will make quick work of your task. If you don’t have a serger, don’t worry. There are many stitches on your standard machine that will help you conquer this fabric, including the Stretch Stitch!
Stretch Stitch is your friend!
With this simple stitch you can not only join seams but create beautiful hemlines. The stretch stitch allows for the fabric to give when pressure is applied. Without it, your thread would snap and break leaving you with a hole.
The stretch stitch is sometimes referred to as a triple stretch stitch. That name refers to the 3 overlapping stitches. These stitches allow for the knit to stretch and the thread to flex. When using this stitch, the needle position is located to the left. Personally, I like to adjust the position to the right. This can be done very easily. Please refer to your machine manual for further instructions.
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