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MaxineBrandywine
« on: March 14, 2009 10:43:59 PM »

Hey Yall..
I need input on sewing a 100% nylon camisole that I bought @ Target. It's an underthing type of garment. Very stretchy and super soft made in a tube and has very skinny adjustable straps. I'm describing it in the event that someone may recognize it.

I want to use it to make another type of a top but I'm having a time getting the fabric to take stitches well without being damaged. I just wondered if I'm supposed to be using a ballpoint needle. I don't want to try the next one till I get some input.

On the first one I reconned... It's not pulling as the needle goes through the fabric but rather after a couple of washings there's fraying around where the stitching is and some of the seams are pulling apart just a little even though there was plenty of fabric caught in the stitch line. I used a basic overcast stitch for stretch fabrics.

I can't think of anything else I need to add..
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Maxine
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009 11:09:26 PM »

What kind of thread are you using? You don't necessarily need a ball point needle just a small one. You don't want to leave behind a super large hole  that the thread will shift out of.

Did you try any other kinds of stitches? I find that sometimes I can use a straight stitch really well and serge the SA. I usually use a 3 stitch length with pretty good luck. Knits just don't like being poked a lot Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009 10:30:41 PM »

Thank you crafty... I will be testing these. I probably used a 9 sharp but it could have been a 10. The overcast stitch could have been a bit dense. I'll try another. I can't use a straight stitch because I need the stitch to stretch almost as much as the fabric.

Thanks again..
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009 08:02:51 AM »

It is better to use a ballpoint needle. Because it is less sharp it will push the threads in the fabric away. A normal needle would break the threads and though this might not be visible right after sewing. With washing these broken threads will be pulled out from your fabric, because nothing is keeping them at the right place. The result is that your fabric will fall apart at the seams.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009 12:32:25 AM »

Thanks very much P_B

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