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katyfox
« on: June 25, 2012 05:26:42 AM »

Hi
I was looking for some advice, I'm doing a project which involves sweatshirt material (which I have never sewn with). Should I be using a strech needle in my machine? Also what sort of stitch should I use? I've tried a zig zag but I've unpicked it all as the stictches just seem too visable and loose. Is it a tension problem? Help!!
Katy
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012 07:24:13 AM »

If your machine has a stretch stitch option, you should use that. Otherwise, cut yourself some scraps of the fabric and play around with different widths and shorter lengths of zigzag stitch until you get something that's stable. However, if it's something that won't need to actually stretch, like a baggy long sleeve top for winter, you could just use a straight stitch with a slightly loose top tension.

Using a needle designed for stretch fabric is pretty important, because they have a little ball on the end that pushes between the knitting. A universal needle could snag a thread and create a run, like on pantyhose.

Good luck with your project Cheesy
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