April 08, 2019

Tips and Tricks for Our Knit Shirt Boxes

Hello again! It's hard to believe that it's already April, but I'm definitely ready for the Spring weather. I love transitional weather where I can still layer (I love layers) but not have to wrap myself in scarves, coats, hats and mittens. One of my favorite outfits? A knit top under a light jacket. 
And that's why our Knit Top Boxes are perfect for this season. Now that you've (almost) all have our boxes in your possession, let's go over the guidance that the internet can provide.
The great news for this month is that every pattern has a tutorial for it. Yay! The Camas Blouse and Rivermont Top have full sewalongs on their sites, while the Agnes Top has a paid tutorial (it's £45) and the Bowline Sweater tutorial covers just the really tricky bit of creating the pleat (hello, burrito method! 🌯). You can find the links below:

Other Tips and Tutorials for Sewing Our Knit Top Boxes

In addition to the sewalongs and tutorials, we've gathered some other helpful tricks. First up is a guide to sewing knits on a regular machine. There's no need for a serger to sew any of our boxes, and this post, from Tilly and the Buttons, will cover useful tools and settings for your machine. Next up, we have a quick guide on sewing with a twin needle. A twin needle is a great way to achieve the look of a coverstitch without needing a whole new machine. And finally, we have a tutorial from Needle Sharp fave, Helen's Closet, on attaching cuffs. This is part of the pattern for the Bowline Sweater, but you could also add cuffs to any knit top if you so choose. They're sort of the knit equivalent of adding pockets to your dresses and skirts! Find the links below:


Attaching Snaps without Specialty Tools

Last but not least, we have a tutorial specifically for the Camas Blouse. this pattern gives you the option of using either snaps or buttons, and we've provided you with both. If you choose the snaps, here is a wonderful video on how to attaching them without any fancy tools. All you need is a hammer and a spool of thread!

That's it for this month. Again, if you have any questions about things we haven't covered, feel free to contact us. We're here to help!
Happy sewing,

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