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Topic: Sewing Trim onto Stretch Fabric  (Read 378 times)
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JessJezzz
« on: October 17, 2009 09:34:56 AM »

My idea is to sew some fringe trim onto a stretch fabric pencil skirt I have, I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for helping this come out well.  My concern is that if I sew on the trim without stretching the fabric while doing it, it won't fit well, but if I stretch the fabric while sewing it on, the trim will scrunch up or bunch.  Advice is greatly appreciated!
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soorawn
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009 10:05:35 AM »

You're right, if you sew trim without stretching the fabric the problem is that the seam will make that edge of the garment non-stretchy, or at least limited to how much the trim can be stretched.  The rule of thumb is stretching the fabric when sewing the trim on; but if the difference is big the trim will look bad.  You could try stretching only a little, trying to keep an even tension all the while.  Or you could find some stretchy trim and that would solve the problem (provided you attach it with a zig zag).
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