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« on: May 04, 2009 03:43:40 PM »

I always have this same problem when I try to sew over elastic. I'm making a little pouch with elastic at the top, and I try to sew over the elastic once, then backstitch over it to make sure the stitch holds up. And this is what happens:
The top looks fine as I sew:


But then then when I flip it over, bottom is this terrible mess:


Any tips? Please? My sanity is at stake! Shocked Would adjusting the tension up or down help? I'm completely clueless. Thank you in advance, you wonderful Craftsters are all so smart Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009 10:38:26 PM »

What kind of needle are you using?

I have never managed to sew elastic well without a ball-point needle.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009 10:24:05 AM »

Thanks so much for the tip! The ball-point needle definitely helped. Also, my tension was set between -1 and -2 when I got the big mess on the back. I moved my tension dial to +1 and the stitch came out clean on both the front and back. Yay!
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009 11:45:05 AM »

I'm glad that fixed your problem~!
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