How to Sew Knits Without a Serger

So you want to sew stretchy fabrics, but you don’t have serger.  Is it possible to sew knits without a serger?   Absolutely!   And today I’m going to share a video with you to show you a side by side comparison of different stitches that can be used to sew stretchy fabric.  This video will help you figure out which stitches hold up the best under stress, and which seams will look the best on a garment. If you do an internet search about how to sew knits, you will find a variety of testimonies saying that this stitch or that stitch is the best for sewing knits, but I think you will find that there are a variety of factors that effect the final outcome.  The stitch is important, but there are other things to consider.  Please watch the video below to learn more.


Print the free pdf below and keep it your sewing room as a reference.

5 tips for sewing with knits

2 thoughts on “How to Sew Knits Without a Serger

  1. Joyce

    This is good! Can you go over thread types to use with knits and also how to do hems on knits??

    1. Post author

      Hi Joyce! Thanks for commenting. I would recommend using an all purpose polyester thread. It’s pretty strong and has some give to it. I would not recommend cotton thread because I’ve found it breaks pretty easily and it doesn’t have much give to it. I’ll consider doing a post on how to hem knits in the future. Thank you for your request:)


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