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Topic: Sewing spandex by hand? (Swim suit/bathing suit)  (Read 1540 times)
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« on: February 02, 2010 02:27:55 AM »

The more I look at swimsuits available in my size (and their price tags), the more I'm thinking about making my own.  But I'm not very confident on a sewing machine and have repeatedly broken my own in the course of some pretty simple sewing, and I'm not yet sure what it is I'm doing wrong.  Since the only working machine I have available to me right now is my mom's, I'm hesitant to try something new (swimsuit fabric) on her machine and risk breaking it.

But!  I'm pretty patient, and I enjoy hand sewing.  Is it possible to hand sew 4-way stretch fabric (presumably swimsuity spandex)?  Is there anything particular I should keep in mind as I venture forth, such as a certain stitch or something?  I've googled around a bunch on the subject, but all the information I can find is on machine sewing and I'm not sure exactly how to interpret that from a hand sewing point of view.

Any help is appreciated - thank you enormously in advance!
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