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« on: May 23, 2008 06:25:59 PM »

When I'm sewing everything seems fine but when I turn my project right-side-out, and it's stretched a little... you can see the stitches (and it looks awful, to be honest.)
How do I stop this from happening? :|
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 07:08:49 PM »

By hand or by machine? what kind of stitch are you using? Can you show us pictures?
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 07:11:50 PM »

Hmmmm.... maybe make them smaller and closer together? I think seeing an example of it would be a good idea. I know I have to adjust my stitch length and spacing depending on the material I am sewing on.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008 07:30:57 PM »

By hand or by machine? what kind of stitch are you using? Can you show us pictures?

Machine. Just a simple, typical straight stitch.



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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008 07:39:19 PM »

Is that a knit fabric (like t-shirt material)?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 07:42:04 PM »

^ Yes, it's a t-shirt actually!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008 07:45:11 PM »

Try using a zigzag stitch. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008 07:51:45 PM »

Ooh, I'll definately try it! Thanks. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008 07:52:39 PM »

your welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008 06:26:52 PM »

Yeah, you need to use a different kind of stitch, zig zag or a strech stich if your machine has one. You also need to adjust your tension, it's too loose top & bottom if it pulls apart like that. It's probably just right for some other fabric, just not that one.
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