No Fear: Sewing Bands and Announcing Winners!11:27 AM
I'm so exciting to be rounding up this series of No Fear sponsored by Nature's Fabrics , 5 out of 4 and myself. ;) Before we get...
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On to today's content.
The 5 out of 4 Versatility Pattern includes a super simple tank top pattern. The instructions include how to do a knit binding. I actually hate knit bindings and think they can be really hard! So instead, I use bands.
For reference of my frustration and annoyance at knit bindings, I have done the neck band with a knit binding. I top stitched it with only my sewing machine. I actually had to trash one version entirely because I poked a hole in the fabric when I was picking out the stitches that just looked wonky. My machine just doesn't like this method very much. It does help if you have a heavier weight binding as the looser and softer it is, the more likely it will shift and make you crazy. Now there isn't anything "wrong" with my binding. But it isn't as smooth as my bands. And also, bands take less steps and I'm all about quicker, faster and easier!
Knit bindings are REALLY easy if you have a cover stitch machine. You can see part of the garment that I chopped up with beautiful cover stitch stitching here. But most of my newbies won't have a cover stitch machine, so we won't cover that now.
Congratulations, you should now have No Fear of knits. Go forth and sew all the things. :D