I'm looking to make some coloured stockings (for Roller Derby) and i need yellow and black stripes. As such, i was planning on using lycra spandex, cutting them into strips, then sewing the strips together- one after another for the stripes, and then footing them off.
I'm pretty confident in HOW to make them... but i have never sewed lycra spandex before.
Being pressed for time as nationals are in 3 weeks.... and i'm a bit cash poor (i have the materials already) i was wondering.... I only hvae a standard sewing needle- the one that came with the machine (cringe).
I stumbled across somethign somewhere (probably on another project on Craftster) that said when sewing Lycra Spandex, you need to use a ball point needle to avoid rips in the fabric.
HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS???
I really need to make a start, but don't want to bother cutting all the fabrics up if it means they will all fall apart after wearing them for 15mins....
I'm making a whole bunch of them, for the other girls too, so don't wanna screw it up.
Any ideas ladies and gents?