What is the best stitch for sewing stretchy fabric?
The best stitches to use for sewing stretch fabrics are:
- Narrow zigzag: opt for a very narrow setting with the zigzag, with the stitch length equal to the stitch width.
- Overedge stitch: a speciality stitch that locks over the edge of the fabric so it stitches and finishes a seam in one pass.
Can you embroider without stabilizer?
Stabilizers are essential for keeping your fabric taut as you embroider. They also provide the support that holds your material in place. But you can also embroider without a stabilizer! You can use other alternatives like coffee filters, fabric substitutes, and more.
Can you embroider on poly cotton?
Polyester performance apparel can be embroidered just as easily as cotton apparel with just a few minor adjustments in equipment or processes. Using a ball point needle will help to avoid cutting the fabric when running an embroidery logo.
How do you sew stretchy fabric without puckering?
The last and often most important step is to press the seam with lots of steam after sewing. I usually hover the iron over the seam with steam for a few seconds, then I press the iron gently on the seam and give it a nice press. This usually presses out most of the puckers and waves in the seam.
Do you need special thread for stretchy fabric?
All-purpose polyester thread will work fine as it has some give when stretched. Cotton thread is not recommended. If the item you’re making needs to be stretchy or form-fitting to the body, you may want to use elastic thread. Only use elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine, and wind it by hand.