A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 297,224
Currently Running With Scissors:
420 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Cutting bi-stretch Jersey  (Read 389 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
KeTing
Sleep is overrated
Offline Offline

Posts: 326
Joined: 24-Jul-2007

Will sew for food!


View Profile
« on: March 22, 2009 03:45:02 AM »

Hey Smiley
I drafted a pattern last night from an old (really old! I nicknamed it "Thy Holeyness" and it had to die for that sake) Shirt of mine and when I put the paper pattern on the bi-stretch Jersey (I hope that is the correct term) and tried to cut it I realised it's not easy.
I don't have one of those nifty "rolling cutters" yet Sad and I found it almost impossible to cut straight lines with my scissors. The fabric shifted and stretched (although I put some jars on it to keep it in place, of course) and I had to be so incredibly careful not to pull anywhere... I eventually succeded in getting something I could use, but it wasn't half as easy as I thought it would be.
Are there any special tricks? How do you do it? Will it work with one of those rolling cutters anyway or will I encounter the same problem?
Most evil was the attempt to cut bias tape for the neckline. Argh! I still feel slight aggression in my tummy when I think of it. Wink

Any advice from you experienced people would be greatly appreciated!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Yay for Germlish!
soorawn
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009 04:23:47 AM »

You did pin the pattern to the knit, didn't you?
When faced with a shifty fabric (that won't behave while I cut it), I place it on a non-slippery surface, and that helps.  I rarely use my cutter, I don't feel comfy using it on large pattern pieces.  But I make sure my scissors are well honed for the job.  That only saves you a lot of trouble.  Sometimes tracing the pattern with chalk first instead of cutting directly from placing it on top of the material helps, because then there is no way to miss the line.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2009 04:25:34 AM by soorawn » THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 projects for 2011:  15/50
KeTing
Sleep is overrated
Offline Offline

Posts: 326
Joined: 24-Jul-2007

Will sew for food!


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009 07:46:53 AM »

Pin the pattern? You mean as in "I pretend I am a real seamstress and follow all the rules"? Ummm. No. I guess I also had the wrong paper for that purpose, I used quite crisp and sturdy transparent paper, the sort that architects use. Guess I would have to use a newspaper for that... or just the real thing, pattern paper. I will try next time, thank you!

Ah and for tracing the pattern... I just remember I saw a tool some days ago with which you can roll around the paper and leave a chalk line (the chalk being powder and not stone-like), maybe that would work.

Aaaand I just remembered the thing I was talking about is called rotary cutter and not rolling cutter, lol. Germlish again. Wink

Thanks a lot for your helpful comment!  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Yay for Germlish!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Draw Steve
How to Draw Squidward
How to Draw Stan Smith (American Dad)
How to Merge Blend Modes in Photoshop
Sharpening Photos For Both Web and Print
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Molded Hot Glue
More Amazing Matchboxes
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.