Hatchi Knit

By | May 7, 2016
Hatchi knit. Source: fabric.com

Hatchi knit. Source: fabric.com

I’m mentioning this because it’s popping up a lot on some popular fabric websites. “Hatchi knit” is a brand name. Whoever’s behind it seems to be churning out light-weight knits made of cotton-poly blends and pure polyester. I’ve seen it in solids, stripes and some multicolored prints – all very much following current fashion trends.

It’s good stuff for summer cardigans, shawls and wraps. I’ve tried to sew with it once and found it difficult, but interfacing it with a fusible stretch interfacing – otherwise called fusible tricot – made it a bit easier.

It’s machine washable on the delicate cycle, and should be laid flat to dry. There doesn’t seem to be anything particularly unique to it, but the brand is affordably priced and getting a lot of play with retailers, so I wanted to mention it.

Use a stretch or jersey needle for sewing and, if at all possible, find a friend with a serger to introduce you to the relative joy that is sewing knits with that rather an a regular sewing machine.

Hatchi knit. Source: fabric.com

Hatchi knit. Source: fabric.com

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