Just Something I Whipped Up

So, I worked on this little project the other day with a pair or teeny tiny baby pants I found laying around but had a bit of a problem. I realized after I had done my sewing that I have no idea what the secret is to sewing on stretchy material? I had started with a straight stitch and then realized the seams rip when I stretched the fabric. So, what’s the secret? Someone fill me in. Please. 🙂

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  1. This is my first time linking up, so thank you so much for hosting! I’m looking forward to visiting the other links and getting some great inspiration – especially now it is nearly the holidays!

  2. Most machines have 2 ways to stretch stitch. One is a zigzag which doesn’t give the most professional look on the right side of the fabric. Another takes 2 steps forward and 1 step back and that gives the thread some give when it stretches. It is also very very helpful to stretch the fabric as you sew. Good luck.

    I love your party. I get confused every once in a while when you switch over to this site. I should check both. I love how you have everything from sewing to decorating to cooking. There is always way too many fun things to learn. I love to visit as many as I can.

  3. Another thought on sewing with knits. I get much better results with a ball point needle designed for knit fabrics. It doesn’t tear through the links that create the fabric, it pushes them to the side.

  4. Hi, I see you got lots of answers to your sewing stretch material question already. I can only agree with previous commenters, use the stretch stich are a small zigzag, use the right kind of needle (very important) and if you have it use the double transport. Happy sewing.
    And thanks for hosting the party! I am glad I could link up.

  5. Thanks for hosting. I was so glad to be able to link up and show off my recipe for how to make a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin. It’s quite the tradition at our house.

  6. Ball point needle and if the fabric is really stretchy or thing, zig zag stitching or an overlock stitch. A lot of people swear by using serger machines for knits (mine is still unused after 6mos because it’s so complicated & I”m lazy).

    Personally I’ve had pretty good luck with straight stitching on most stretch knits. It’s usually the tissue thin or jersey ones that don’t behave very well. For the hems & cuffs I use Fold Over Elastic which works great. I’m featuring stretch fabric projects with FOE all week on my blog & doing a giveaway for some too. Stop by if you can – it might help with your dilemma:)

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