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« on: August 14, 2006 12:47:33 PM »

i was wondering about french seams and stretch fabric
i know that it doesnt matter with the side seams
but i was wondering if you do a french seam horizontally accross the front of a shirt does it take away fom the stretch on that area of the garment?HuhHuh
any help would be appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006 01:45:07 PM »

It most certainly WILL eliminate the stretch if you use a strait stitch!

If you want to put a seam across the body either french seam with a zigzag stitch, or (my preferred way) zigzag or stretch-stitch the seam on the inside and then use a wide double needle to sew it to the garment body itself and trim away excess fabric on the inside.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006 02:20:25 PM »

A lot of knit fabrics don't need to have a finished edge to them because they don't frey.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006 04:07:00 AM »

It most certainly WILL eliminate the stretch if you use a strait stitch!

If you want to put a seam across the body either french seam with a zigzag stitch, or (my preferred way) zigzag or stretch-stitch the seam on the inside and then use a wide double needle to sew it to the garment body itself and trim away excess fabric on the inside.


i tried the french seam with the zig zag right after i posted and it worked great
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