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Sewing Machine Not Stitching Jersey Fabric?

My sewing machine is not catching the bobbin thread when I'm trying to sew stretch fabric. It works fine on regular cotton, but doesn't pick up the stitch when I put in the jersey fabric. I am using the right needle and the machine and bobbin are threaded and inserted correctly. It seems to be just a problem with the stretchy fabric - any ideas?

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

You need a ball-point needle to sew jersey fabrics. A regular needle will cause skipped stitches.

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March 6, 20190 found this helpful

Im using a ball point needle and its still not stitching

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March 8, 20190 found this helpful

Jersey is a challenge. I used to put a piece of tissue paper or food grade wax paper (waxed--not sure what the official name is) and pin it to the area then stitch. That seemed to help it glide and everything catch. Then you just tear it away.

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If you use the wax paper, you can often re-use the bigger pieces (but not for food storage--just sewing). I like things to have 3 lives! It always worked for me. Post back if it works for you!

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