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Message Board > Creative Sewing > No, I'm not doing it! I'm NOT. ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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Date: 12/31/12 1:47 PM

I never sew with knits. I got some knit fabric from my sister for Christmas and I'm really excited about making myself a Turtleneck.

But let me say this:

I'm NOT putting seam binding in the shoulders to keep them from stretching. I'm using a straight stitch on the machine, so why shouldn't that be enough to hold the shoulders.

I'm not doing it, I say!

Um. What are YOU not doing?

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Date: 12/31/12 1:49 PM

AND ANOTHER THING!

I trace my pattern pieces.

If the grain line/arrow of the pattern piece is parallel to a fold line or other straight line in the garment: I'M NOT DRAWING IT IN.

I'M NOT!

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Date: 12/31/12 2:42 PM

You sound like me during the Kenneth King Jeanius class- WHY are you meticulously straightening the grain on PAPER?!!

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Date: 12/31/12 3:00 PM

Why don't you want to stabilize your shoulders?

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Date: 12/31/12 3:19 PM

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Date: 12/31/12 4:06 PM

Quote: jadamo00
I never sew with knits. I got some knit fabric from my sister for Christmas and I'm really excited about making myself a Turtleneck.



But let me say this:



I'm NOT putting seam binding in the shoulders to keep them from stretching. I'm using a straight stitch on the machine, so why shouldn't that be enough to hold the shoulders.



I'm not doing it, I say!



Um. What are YOU not doing?



j.

Bravo!! I never have, and have never ever had a problem. Straight stitch does the job.

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Date: 12/31/12 4:27 PM

I've wondered about this, too. After all, it does look funny sometimes to have a homesewn garment of stretchy material not stretching at all or at least compatibly at the shoulders!

It's a different thing when you've got a loose, floppy knit that really would get very looooong in the shoulder (like down to your elbows) if it were completely unsupported. But I still think even this type should have a little 'give.'

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Subject: No, Im not doing it! Im NOT. Date: 12/31/12 6:05 PM

It depends on the knit. If it is a really stretchy knit like a rib knit or something that grows as the day wears on like a slinky knit, then I use a clear elastic in the shoulder seam. Usually I just cut the hanger straps off another garment and use that.

I never, ever trace out big 4 patterns. I just go ahead and cut them out.
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Subject: No, Im not doing it! Im NOT. Date: 12/31/12 6:25 PM

I agree that whether or not you need to stablize the shoulders depends on the knit. Knits with good recovery do not need to be stabilized -- I simply use the straight stitch. By the way, you can use clear elastic to stablize knits.

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Date: 12/31/12 6:38 PM

No, I'm not doing it! I'm not participating in any threads, groups or 'a-longs' that limit fabric shopping.

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