So far all of my patterns have been for jersey knit fabrics. Many sewers both new and experienced think that you need an overlocker to sew these fabrics.
Not so, all you need is the following:
- a jersey or “ball point” needle in your machine – get yourself a mixed pack of sizes, as a guide, a size 90 would be fine for not too heavy sweatshirt fabrics, a size 75 or 80 for some of the finer more fluid viscose jerseys so that you don’t snag or ladder the fabric
- use one of the “stretch” stitches on your sewing machine, like the ones in orange in the photograph below:
Don’t worry if you have an old machine – even a narrow zig-zag stitch will work!
More help on working with jersey fabrics is included with all my patterns.