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How to sew stretchy fabrics?

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Cyrillia
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How to sew stretchy fabrics?

Postby Cyrillia » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:42 pm

Hey all,

Looking for info on how best to put stretchy materials through the sewing machine. I want to turn some long sleeve baby vests (with poppers) into long sleeve t-shirts, so I'll need to cut them down and then hem them. I've put fleece through the machine before, but because I'm inexperienced, I put too much tension on the material and pulled it through. When it cam off the material was stretched and the sewn hem held it that way so it was useless. How should I handle the fabric? It's the normal slightly stretchy material that poppered vests are made from.

Thanks,
Sarah

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Re: How to sew stretchy fabrics?

Postby justme123 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:35 pm

Hi - I have this problem too. I *think* you need a walking foot for your machine. I'm sure someone more experienced can confirm?

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Re: How to sew stretchy fabrics?

Postby justme123 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:39 pm

Ah I've just found a post lower down this forum with loads of great links :-). This one was helpful: http://fishsticksandfries.com/blog/?p=447


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