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lucidflower
« on: November 11, 2008 05:52:10 PM »

Okay, so I have this lycra-like fabric, a four-way stretch with some kind of small clear plastic embellishments glued or fused to the fabric, that make it somewhat sparkly. I've sewn other knits successfully before, but the embellishments seem to be gumming up my needle, and I drop stitches like mad if I can manage to make a seam at all. Has anyone worked specifically with a fabric like this? I am using a ball point needle, I might have a knit needle I can try instead. My machine is a cheapo Brother with several presets but not many options for adjusting bobbin tension (or any, that I can tell).

Any ideas?

eta again: stretch needle plus low tension did the trick eventually, but not until i hit on just the right combination at the end of the project. figures.

ETA picture of something similar to what I am trying to describe:
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008 03:30:52 PM »

I have fallen for the sparkly evil that is that fabric too. There is just something about it that several different machines I've used hated that stuff. It's EEEVVVVIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLL.

If you have a serger, you might try that. I gave up on it after the third machine & 500th setting.

Otherwise I reccomend burning it and every time you see it in the fabric store make a cross with your fingers to ward it away.
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lucidflower
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008 10:40:25 PM »

I have fallen for the sparkly evil that is that fabric too. There is just something about it that several different machines I've used hated that stuff. It's EEEVVVVIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLL.

If you have a serger, you might try that. I gave up on it after the third machine & 500th setting.

Otherwise I reccomend burning it and every time you see it in the fabric store make a cross with your fingers to ward it away.

Hahaha, I think this is the best advice I could have gotten! I sadly don't have a serger...and while working on this, I have never wanted one more.

I did end up finishing what I was working on, but I will stab anyone who tries to look at the seams on the inside.  Wink
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