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Old 08-15-2008, 07:27 AM
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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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Old 08-15-2008, 12:15 PM
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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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Old 08-15-2008, 01:08 PM
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You want to use ball point needles for this!
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:33 PM
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your tension to tight
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:14 PM
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Nel-are you using wooly nylon for the serger?
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:50 PM
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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?

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:31 AM
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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?

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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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Old 08-18-2008, 09:42 AM
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YAY!
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:58 AM
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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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