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« on: June 29, 2005 09:26:50 AM »

I was wondering, how you would stitch stretchy fabric and for it to still be stretchy. I've had problems before where it wouldn't stretch. I'm thinking of making a circle skirt but am not sure how to go about sewing the stretchy band at the top. Any help would be much appreciated because I'm a beginner and still learning! Also, when sewing the waistband onto the main skirt, is it attached over the skirt, or is it attached from the inside of the skirt?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005 09:34:34 AM »

use a zig-zag stitch or your sewing machine might have stitches called stretch stitches.'  I just got a machine with them and its really great for tshirt material and other stretchy things.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006 06:16:35 AM »

thank you for posting this question....and thank you craftster for your search function!  this was the exact question I was about to ask, lol. TY!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006 09:16:12 AM »

Doesn't it have to do with the grain or whateveryoucallit?
You just find what direction that the fabric stretches and sew it so that it stays stretchy in the direction you want it. Example: you want a stretchy waistband, right? Cut it so that it stretches out when you pull the sides, and not the top and bottom.

Of course, I'm pretty sure that's how you do it. xD
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006 09:59:28 AM »

Using a zig-zag stich the width depends on the "stretchyness" of you fabric so start with some test stitches then see how well it stretches. I hope that made sense.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2006 11:29:58 AM »

Things will be easier and sew together better if you use a jersey needle too (blue tip). 
When you're attaching the waistband, you'll fold the width of the waistband over, have right sides of waistband and skirt facing each other matching raw edges, then you'll sew them together with zigzag/stretch stitch.   
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2006 12:18:12 PM »

it worked!! yay TY ALL
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