First time sewing swimwear

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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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? -------------------------------------
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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I'll check. Thanks.
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