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Thread: sewing with spandex

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    nel
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    General sewing question: I was using the serger stitch on my machine to finish the edge on a pair of stretchy pants my daughter dances in, and the material was scrunching up and causing major problems. Do I need a stabilizer when trying to sew with this 'leotard" type material? Something so quick and simple turned into complete frustration.

    Suggestions or hints would be helpful.

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    I don't have much experience with it but i know how to google. here is an article, i hope it helps :D
    http://www.nicodemus.org/fursuit/spandex.php

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    You want to use ball point needles for this!

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    your tension to tight

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    Nel-are you using wooly nylon for the serger?

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    how do i post a question in this forum to get answers to problems? i know how to post replies, but i can't fimd the upper left-hand doo-hickey to click on to introduce a new topic? what am i doing wrong?

    butterflywing in the garden state

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    how do i post a question in this forum to get answers to problems? i know how to post replies, but i can't fimd the upper left-hand doo-hickey to click on to introduce a new topic? what am i doing wrong?

    butterflywing in the garden state
    Click on "Back to home page". Choose which category your question falls in. Click on that category and then at the top you should see "New Topic".

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    YAY!

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    I used to make leotards for gymnasts and as suggested it could be your needle or tension.

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    thanks everyone. all better!!

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