Seamwork

Resources

Where to get fabric, supplies, and recommended additional reading for this issue.

Supplies

Brother 1034D Serger: An inexpensive, well-made, and popular serger for finishing seams and sewing seams on knit garments.

Janome CoverPro 900CPX: This entry-level home coverstitch machine is a great choice when you want to get deeper into sewing with knits.

Walking Foot: This third-party manufactured walking foot works with many brands of sewing machines.

Speedball water­based ink for textiles: Use these inks to try printing on your own knit fabric.

Jacquard “opaque” water ­based ink for textiles: A great choice for printing lighter colors on dark fabric.

Pencils.com​: Buy pencils of varying shapes and sizes to use as stamps for printing polka dots.

Fabric

Girl Charlee Fabrics: Carries a wide variety of knit fabric made from varying fibers.

Organic Cotton Plus: ​Find organic knit fabric in soft colors that you can use for printing.

Books

The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits by Alyson Clair: Learn the techniques and equipment you’ll need to master sewing with knits.

Websites

Polka dot inspiration board: Contributor Melissa Dettloff shares her inspiration for making your own hand-printed polka dot garments.

More Patterns

Moneta dress: The bestselling dress pattern featured in this month’s article on printing polka dots.

Mabel skirt: An easy mini or pencil skirt in knit fabric. This pattern is a quick and effortless introduction to knits.

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