Problems Sewing a Light Weight Metallic Fabric on My Machine

My current project is sewing with a woven, light weight metallic fabric. I am using a ball point needle, but the bottom layer of the fabric treads are getting broken as the needle passes through. Are they possibly getting pulled by the feed dog?

By Mary from OH

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November 20, 20100 found this helpful

Here are some tips on sewing sheer fabrics.

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November 24, 20100 found this helpful

Been there done that. I found that thread breaking along with the needles breaking, I took the item and sewed it by hand. Comes to mind when I fabric shop what not to pick up!

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November 26, 20100 found this helpful

You may want to try using "tear away" on the bottom next to the feed dogs. The fabric will glide over the feed dogs and give your project a little strength. After it's sewn, you just tear off the "tear away". Good luck!

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