- No special machine required: I used to think that I had to get a serger (the machine that makes the ready-to-wear overlock stitch) to be able to sew with knits. But a basic sewing machine's straight or zigzag stitch works just as well, as long as you stretch the fabric gently while sewing. The seam will then give with the stretch of the knit fabric.
- Pattern please: Since knit garments don't require as much ease as woven garments, you'll want to make sure that you get patterns that are specifically made for knits. Just ask for help at your local fabric shop to identify if a pattern is for knits, but it's generally indicated on the pattern envelope, along with a rule for gauging stretch. Here's a great video on placing a pattern on a knit fabric.
- Don't sweat the finishes: You heard it right - finishing your seams is not necessary since knits usually don't ravel, unlike woven fabrics, which need seam finishes. That means that much less time in making a garment, even for the hems, if you wish. And if you insist on seam finishing, try these tricks.
- Sewing with knits primer: There are many articles online offer information on creating garments with knit fabrics, but most of them aren't that reliable. I consider this one of the most essential and fabulous knit primers around.