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Date: 9/29/12 12:33 PM

This fabric is driving me nuts!

I've tried shorter and longer straight stitches and a slight zigzag and can not get a smooth looking seam! They end up a bit puckery for lack of a better word. Shorter seam lengths are fine. It's the long ones that I'm having problems with and I'm making pants so they're a bit unavoidable! The only thing I haven't done is gone straight to the serger.

Yes I cut on the cross grain.

What am I missing? And of course I wanted these done by tomorrow. Hrmph!

Debbie

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Date: 9/29/12 12:39 PM

Have you pressed yet? Are you sewing bottom-to-top?

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Date: 9/29/12 1:09 PM

Yes on the bottom to top sewing.

I've tried pressing w/a press cloth and prressing w/added steam via a spray bottle. Looks ok on the ironing board but as soon as you move it the puckers are there again!

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Date: 9/29/12 11:15 PM

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The only thing I haven't done is gone straight to the serger. What am I missing?

The only thing you are missing is the one thing you haven't done, use your serger. I sew stretch bengaline like it's a stretch knit fabric. HTH

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