Please welcome today’s KNITerviewee, Katy of No Big Dill!
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Here’s our interview:
RAE: Did you ever FEAR knits?
KATY: Terrified! I think anyone who learns to sew on woven fabric has trepidation about dipping a toe in the pool of knits, but once you do, it opens up a whole new world of playing, er, I mean sewing.
RAE: What types of projects do you usually sew with knit fabric?
KATY: I don’t have a particular type of project I sew, but the last couple of summers I’ve really enjoyed making my girls swimming suits. It’s a lot easier than people think.
RAE: Do you prefer sewing with knits or sewing with wovens?
KATY: As much fun as knits are, I still prefer woven, but both have place in my repertoire (and stash :).
RAE: What brand/model machine do you use primarily when you sew with knits? Do you recommend it?
KATY: I have a Bernina 440. I think it handles knits beautifully. I have pretty strong feelings about my sewing machine. You can read them here if you want.
RAE: Do you use a serger? Do you use it more/less/same as your machine when it comes to sewing knits?
KATY: This might give hope to those who don’t have a serger. Ryan’s mom gave mer her old one, but I’m more afraid of it than knits, so I always sew knits on my sewing machine.
RAE: Double needle: your thoughts.
KATY: The most wonderful little trick to keeping stretch while you sew and making it look professional is the double needle. I have a tutorial here.
RAE: Thanks so much Katy!!!
Here’s a list of all of Katy’s tutorials relating to knits, nice and neat:
Big Splash Swimsuit
Coastal Curtsy Skirt
And Katy’s got an all-new knit tutorial today for you over at No Big Dill, head over to see what she’s got up her sleeve!!!