First time sewing swimwear

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When i sew the elastic on the waist and leg openings of the bikini bottom,
the fabric shifts and my
stitches end up crooked. What am I doing wrong?

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Re: First time sewing swimwear
Happygirl wrote:
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Are you using a walking foot?
http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltingglossarywxyz/g/walking_foot.htm



Re: First time sewing swimwear
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BEI Design wrote:

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I'll check. Thanks.



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Re: First time sewing swimwear
"Happygirl"  wrote in message=20


When i sew the elastic on the waist and leg openings of the bikini=20
bottom,
the fabric shifts and my
stitches end up crooked. What am I doing wrong?
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Lycra, spandex stretch nylon/poly fabrics are slippery.

tips and advice  i've heard , read or tried over the years

- The walking foot was already suggested.
- Use a stretch-able stitch.
- Use lighter thread tensions.
- Use a stretch, ballpoint or universal needle.
- Pre-tensioning the fabric while sewing  can help.
- Try to sandwich the fabric and seam between piece of tissue paper=20
which you rip off after seam is done.
- Nancy Z. suggests a roller foot ???

that is all i remember right now.
robb




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