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PoeticPixie
« on: March 17, 2008 07:13:20 PM »

So i went to Joanns and i was going throught the fabric that was like $2 a yard and came apon some yellow tee-shirt material...Its really soft and stretchy...

So i went to make a dress using a pattern i used before and it turned out all wonky and not right and stiches wouldn't stay.  Cry

I'm not sure if the fabric is just the problom or if my sewing machine is going screwy.

Does anyone know what might have caused this?
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 06:00:07 AM »

Were you using a regular needle, or one intended for knits?  That's probably your problem.  If this isn't your problem, try experimenting (on small swatches) with different stitches.  I've never used a cotton knit, only blends, and I use the second or third smallest straight stitch, though I've been told that straight stitches aren't the best for knits (I just count myself lucky).  Maybe post a picture of your stitches so we can see why they're wonky?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 01:29:19 PM »

If it was stretchy, you should probably try using ballpoin needles. I had the same problem you did with some stretchy fabric and I tried ballpoint needles and it came out a million times better.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008 06:34:37 PM »

the needle thing was my problem..

I will be sure to buy some ball point needles on my next trip to Joann's
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pandamae
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 01:57:03 PM »

use a ballpoint needle and a zig zag stitch.
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