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Topic: ARGH! I HATE MAKING T-SHIRTS!!!!  (Read 1467 times)
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« on: May 19, 2007 12:23:28 PM »


I love my sewing machine, and my sewing machine loves me, normally we get on really well


sewing maching HATES t-shirting fabric and now is flummoxing my attempts at making cute summer t-shirts.

I have tried every stitch it has to offer for the seams, had to unpick them all and finally went back to straight stitch (i love my seam ripper)

so far after about two hours I've managed to finally sew up the sides and hem the top and bottom, I now just have to go back and and do a shedload of shirring to finish it off.

and the worst thing is i have a on load of t-shirt fabric to use as i bought a load cos it was cheap and came in pretty colours and now all i want to do is burn it.

apologies for the gratuitous use of caps in the title, but i really really needed to vent.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2007 06:42:22 AM »

hahahah! awwwww Wink i know exactly how you feel -mine hates it aswell..urghle..I'm thinking of threatening to take away its thread if it does not co-operate soonish as summer is approaching! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007 07:36:36 AM »

Have you tried pinning a strip of thin paper along your seam (on the underside), sewing through the whole thing and then ripping the paper off?

Its a good trick when a fabric is difficult to move evenly through your machine ie its to slippy, stretchy , thin etc

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007 09:25:58 AM »

I have had some luck with not dropping the foot all the way down onto the feed dogs. 
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007 06:46:04 AM »

are you just doing solid colored cotton shirts?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007 10:25:56 AM »

i was yeah, have to say ive given up on it for the time being
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2007 07:52:57 AM »

I hate the stretch-stitches on my new sewing machine. It's very slow and it never looks good. I still use a trick I did with my parents sewing machine which had just straight and zigzag stitches. A very narrow zigzag stitch is really good for stretch fabric.

Good luck!
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