Monday, 20 September 2010

Lets talk about stretch.. baby

These great new knits by Patty Young have being around for a while .. but they are new to us here at celticfusionfabrics .. I love the colors of them and They are very good quality

and make great skirts, dreses, pinies... and tops ...

Tips for working with Knits

-Always wash & dry your knit fabrics BEFORE beginning a project. By nature, knits shrink a lot more than woven fabrics.

-Always sew with a ballpoint needle Because knit fabrics are made with yarns and not threads, the regular universal needles will slash right through those yarns and cause unsightly holes and runs. A ballpoint needle has a slightly rounded tip that separates the yarns as it penetrates the fabric.

-Just go for it - you can get away with a lot with Knits than cotton fabrics - they are a lot more forgiving.

Warm wash- Do not dry clean- tumble dry medium - warm iron

free tutorial for a Yoga skirt can be found here courtsy of Patty Young

Here are another couple of quirky kids pics that I have borrowed from the Patty young