SewingCrafts
To Top

Sewing Lycra Fabric

Category Sewing

Has anyone sewn with acetate/lycra fabric? I purchased some and it is so stretchy! The neckline particularly is a problem. Any ideas?

Sari from Florida

Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

Well, it sounds like you've already cut it out and have started to sew and you're having problems with the neckline. Try zigzag stitching 3/8" or 5/8" clear elastic to the raw edge of the fabric and then turning it in to the wrong side and top-stitching with a double needle. Then steam lightly to embed thread to fabric. Always sew slinky seams with a medium length narrow zigzag stitch or double needles.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
December 30, 20050 found this helpful

I've encountered that problem from time to time too. What I've learned is that you need to use a "ball point" tip needle in your machine and also use ball point tip pins when working with this type of fabric. I use tissue paper (the kind used to wrap gifts or stuff gift bags) and pin the fabric between two sheets. Make sure the fabric is lying flat, then pin securely. I usually take a pencil and draw the line I need to stitch directly on the tissue paper. Stitch through the tissue paper using a stretch stitch (or a slight zigzag). The tissue paper can easily be torn away from the stitching when completed. The tissue paper lets the fabric (which is usually clingy....stretchy) lie flat and unstretched while it is being sewn. Just be sure to use enough pins to keep it secure and flat.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Crafts SewingDecember 29, 2005
Guides
A sewing machine at work joining fabric.
Sewing Stretchy Fabric
Stack of Fabric Remnants
Crafts Using Fabric Remnants
Sewing Fleece
Sewing Fleece on a Sewing Machine
More
🎂
Birthday Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/14 13:13:45 in 546 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!