Just a quick Sunday afternoon share here. One of my 2014 blog goals is to share more in-process and tidbit posts. I read a lot of other blogger’s posts. The more I read the more the idea of my own sharing feels bigger and bigger and scarier and scarier, until I remind myself that not every post needs to feel big and amazing. Some of my favorite posts – both the reading of them and the writing of them- are smaller shares. I get warm and fuzzy feelings from my favorite bloggers who share little things. Except the food posts. Those just make me hungry. Punks.
So here’s a good example of something little that’s rolling around on my work table. Recently I was reading though the instructions on a Figgy’s pattern that called for knit interfacing. Knit interfacing? I had no idea. Being a gadget girl, as well as a girl who gets really really annoyed by wavy wonky knit seams, I had to try it! It’s sold by the yard. (affiliate link – you can definitely find this at your local fabric store)
I trimmed some thin strips of it to test. Here’s a stretch stitch with my walking foot on my regular old sewing machine. Wonk. Not terrible, but kinda.
And then I ironed on a strip of knit interfacing and sewed the same stitch. Not so much wonk! And easy to do! This stuff is on my “I love it” list. Favorite new knit trick!
While I’m sharing, here’s today’s Instagram post. I’d bought a pinking blade for my rotary cutter a while back and it’d just been hanging on my wall waiting for me to direct my enthusiasm. When Karen mentioned recently that she uses one and loves it, that was the push I needed. It’s great! No need to finish woven edges. In theory I can do this with pinking shears, but I have three paris of them and they all make me feel like my wrist must be about 50 years older than the rest of my body for the spasms that start after cutting 3 inches of fabric. That or they just shred the fabric– not helpful but ever so slightly less concerning if only for the fact that I don’t feel like my wrist is falling off.
If you’re looking for one this is what I ordered (affiliate link, this too can be found easily if you have a fabric store locally – I live where there is nothing locally. Like, noooothing). Just check the kind of rotary cutter you’re using it with. The blade is a “B” blade and didn’t fit the first rotary cutter I tried.
I hope your Sunday has been warm and snuggly. A whole lot of excitement coming up this week on the blog- a kniterview! And a peplum! And a NEW HEY JUNE PATTERN!