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LynnPW
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Date: 1/21/12 5:49 AM

Hi, I am new to PR and new to using a serger. I want to make a leotard for my daughter. I have fabric,pattern and serger! So I think I'm on the right track! I understand that woolly nylon is the thing to use for leotards/swimwear/lingerie? Do I use it to sew every seam or just leg-holes/arm-holes and necklines? I know that is nearly ever seam but my pattern has a stretch lace as part of the front and back(KwikSew 2601). Any advice greatly appreciated!

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Date: 1/21/12 7:01 AM

I made lots of leotards for my daughter and used regular serger thread in the needles and wooly nylon in the loopers.

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Date: 1/21/12 8:37 AM

Just be careful when pressing. Nylon has a much lower melting point than cotton and poly and it will melt under the iron.

Good luck!

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Date: 1/21/12 10:21 AM

I have been sewing athletic performance apparel (figure skating, gymnastics, dancing, swimwear, etc) for almost 10 years and have never used woolly nylon thread during construction -- I will admit that I have added it to rolled hems to give more body to the stitch.

Test your serger stitches on scrap fabric to get the right balance of tensions -- I use 4 thread on all of my seams and elastic application. Never had any complaints on durability.

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Date: 1/21/12 7:00 PM

I use wooly polyester, same thing.

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Date: 1/22/12 0:55 AM

I use wooly nylon in the loopers, Maxilock in the needle for the really stretchy stuff. Swimwear, underwear etc. I use a 3 thread narrow (I adjust stitch width so not too narrow) stitch for construction. When applying elastic to neck/arm/legholes I use Maxilock in the 3 thread semi narrow stitch and I make the stitch length long so not too much thread laid down. Then I flip the elastic to the wrong side and narrow coverstitch it down with wooly in the looper.
When making baby clothes I use wooly in the loopers with a 3 or 4 thread wide--it makes for a soft seam for delicate skin.
I agree about the iron and wooly not getting along with the iron...ask me how I know

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Date: 1/22/12 1:37 PM

Thank you for all your replies! I think lots of experimenting is in order before I set to with the actual construction!

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Date: 1/26/12 3:17 AM

woolly nylon is great to use with rolled hem on lycra, very pretty and gives you a good coverage.
For serging/overlocking swimmers and alike a textured polyester is what the industry uses. Seams come out much softer and professionally looking.

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