Monday, April 6, 2015

Sewing with Knits

I'm "Cutting Corners" today over at Riley Blake Designs where you'll find some tips for sewing with knits.   They have just wrapped up a "Knit Love" blog tour with some fabulous projects to try, including a 20-minute knit skirt by the gals at Simple Simon.  See the whole list HERE.


Working on the samples for this tutorial brought back sweet memories of sewing for my kids when they were little.  I especially loved making matching outfits for my girls, or the same outfit in three different colors. On these sweet little bubble suits, each girl had her own applique' (a kitty, a lamb and a bunny). You can kinda see the bunny on Nicole's little outfit.  Or is that Chelsea?  That's Lauren in the back.

When I applique on knits, I use freezer paper as a stabilizer.  Just iron the waxy side of freezer-paper to the wrong side of the knit, and use a machine satin-stitch to applique' the motif to the background.  

So, just for the season... here's a sweet little bunny.
Download the free pattern HERE.  
Embroider a french knot for his eye, add a little ribbon bow at his neck, 
and use a pompom for his tail.

Click the button below to see more of my favorite tips for sewing with knits. 
Cutting Corners with Riley Blake Designs


4 comments:

  1. Awe what sweet little girls... and the bunny is cute too... I remember the days of sewing for my daughter and son. I made most everything they wore. Thought I'd do it for the grands someday but alas, it hasn't happened yet (the sewing part anyway).

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  2. I did alot of sewing for my children also. I have a set of triplets (2 boys and a girl) who will be 30 years old this year. Your picture has brought back so many memories. I had a stroller just like the one in your picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I'll bet you had a blast sewing for the three little girls. Those little outfits look so cute on them. Thank you for sharing the bunny pattern.

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  4. They have just wrapped up a "Knit Love" blog tour with some fabulous projects to try, including a 20-minute knit skirt by the gals at Simple Simon. read more

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So glad you stopped by for a visit!

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