In the 4 short years that I’ve been sewing I’ve learned loads from my thrifted machine, and just like any other relationship I’ve gotten to know its likes and dislikes and have discovered the little tricks needed to encourage it to behave properly and do what I want. However I didn’t always have such a wonderful rapport with my machine. There once was a certain type of fabric that my retro beauty simply would not get along with and tore to bits whenever they were introduced: Knits
Through much trial and error (+ more than a few tantrums & tears) I finally discovered the simple solution to successfully stitching every type of knit fabric with my grumpy old machine! Take a peek at my Refashioning 101: Sewing Knits and see how it’s done!