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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

From my sewing room to yours.

Have a great day today.

I will be celebrating mine with Miss Scarlett running errands before her mother sister and I fly off tomorrow to Winnipeg to see my mother, sisters, nieces and nephew and finishing up with a talk I am giving at the sewing guild on how to sew knits.

I actually think they all know how to sew knits so I am hoping somewhere between dropping the key off at the dog walker and buying heavy duty blanket sleepers at Sears that inspiration hits.

If any of you have some super knits sewing hints to share now would be the time to do it.

I have been wrapping up a huge amount of work for work to liberate some time and hope to start catching up with my blogging.

Carolyn I did the trim stores too and that deserves another post. OMG they are something else. I am still recovering.

Off to start the my day. You enjoy yours.


LinB said...

Remember to "crowd" the seam behind the presser foot to avoid over-stretching, when sewing on the stretch, as on hems, around necklines, etc. (Put your finger behind presser foot and and push forward, to keep feed dogs from pulling knits through too fast.) Happy sewing!

Belinda said...

Sometimes no matter what you do, you still get skipped stitches. Two things; sew with the needle in the left most position or use your straight stitch needle plate. Either will give the fabric the support it needs for the needle to form a proper stitch.

debbie said...

Use 1" side seams for fitting to account for the differences in stretch.

sdBev said...

Hints vor perfect hems are always welcome.