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heil_kitler
« on: March 27, 2008 01:45:14 PM »

I just got a BUNCH of my first batch of jersey fabric. Before I got it I always thought CRAP WHY DON'T I HAVE JERSEY FABRIC!! And thought of millions of things to make with it, but now I can't think of ANYTHING! What is something easy and cute I can make with my new fabric?! ( >-<) I am a bit of a beginner.
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MissRainbow_X
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 01:55:35 PM »

Hoodies?
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heil_kitler
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 02:29:48 PM »

Hoodies seem complicated. ( >-<)
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chocolatewitch16
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 02:37:45 PM »

you could make a tank top or a cute little summer dress
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stacysews
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 10:15:49 AM »

Jersey is my favorite fabric to work with.  I make lots of tops (v-neck tees, tanks, crossover and wrap tops, etc.), underwear, pajama pants (they are great in spring), skirts, you name it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 11:13:15 AM »

I have some jersey, too, and wonder whether you sew it with a straight stitch or zig-zag seams?  I think I'll start with something easy like a wrap shirt or t-shirt.
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stacysews
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008 01:48:22 PM »

Always use zigzag stitches (or a stretch stitch) when sewing with knits - this keeps the seam stretchy and the stitches from popping.  When it comes to the hems, you can use a double\twin needle so you get the straight stitch look but at the same time, keeping the hem stretchy.
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katisue
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008 02:03:39 PM »

Or if your machine has an overlock function, that works as well. Always, always use ballpoint of stretch needles though. Regular needles will destroy your stitches.  Cry
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heil_kitler
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2008 03:09:33 PM »

Always use zigzag stitches (or a stretch stitch) when sewing with knits - this keeps the seam stretchy and the stitches from popping.  When it comes to the hems, you can use a double\twin needle so you get the straight stitch look but at the same time, keeping the hem stretchy.

What is a stretch stitch?
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heil_kitler
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008 03:10:05 PM »

Or if your machine has an overlock function, that works as well. Always, always use ballpoint of stretch needles though. Regular needles will destroy your stitches.  Cry

There is such thing as a stretch needle?! ( >_<);;
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