Tools Guide

 

SWKtools

If you are taking on knits for the first time ever you really only need 3 things: a sewing machine, ball point needles, and patience. However there are a lot of fun tools you can get that can make sewing with knits more enjoyable and easy.

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Sewing needles: Using the right needle makes all the difference in sewing. Ball point needles are best for sewing with knits.
Euro-Notions Ball Point Jersey Machine Needles

Sewing feet: Many sewing machines have the option of using different sewing feet for different sewing.

Stretch Stitch Foot  (Distinctive Overlock Overcast Sewing Machine Presser Foot )

Cutter foot, works like a serger  (Side Cutter II Sewing & Cutting Attachment for Low Shank Sewing Machines)

 

Serger/coverstitch machines: Sergers sew an overlock stitch that allow for stretch and can be a great tool when sewing with knits as they eliminate the need to sew with a sewing machine. You can also use a coverstitch machine to finish hems and necklines, as they sew a straight line that stretches. You can get combo machines (one machine that does both) you just have to switch the machine in between.

Cover stitch machines:

Brother 2340CV Cover Stitch
Janome CoverPro 900CPX Cover Hem Machine & FREE BONUS PACKAGE!

Serger Machines:

Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger with Easy Lay In Threading with Differential Feed

Combo:

Baby Lock Diana