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Tips & Techniques > Sewing on heavy velour or fleece

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Posted on: 6/7/06 1:24 PM
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This is really a question. When sewing seams on heavy velour or fleece, should the upper tension be increased or decreased, stitch made longer? Any other hints. I recently sewed some leg and leg hem seams to tighten them up on some velour pants and they are very wavy looking no matter which stitch I use. What should I do to make a nice flat even seam?

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Sewing Sonje said... (6/13/06 5:10 AM) Reply
Found the comments helpful. Have done sewing of fleece using serger, walking foot & plain machine with quilting needle but still having problems. Will try suggestions made here.
Blessed and Highly Favored of God said... (6/9/06 7:12 PM) Reply
Even though this question might have been in the wrong place, I do thank you for posting it. It caught my eye since I'm about to sew some Windpro, Malden Mills 200wt. and Polar fleece for cloth diaper covers. The answers enlightened me so thanks again!
Brine said... (6/9/06 12:33 PM) Reply
If you have a serger you might try changing the differential feed. If you have any scraps of fabric which you have cut off in your alteration, try out with various stitch settings on them.
Mary Stiefer said... (6/9/06 11:58 AM) Reply
You might pose this question on the message boards and get a better response. This section is mainly to provide tips for sewers to browse through and use.
kaitlin said... (6/7/06 1:59 PM) Reply
Try reducing the pressure foot pressure and lengthing the stitch length. This usually does the trick for me. If your machine does not have the ability to lessen the pressure foot pressure, use your walking foot. I understand this happens because the regular foot stretches the fabric as it is sewing it thus causing the ripple. hth
 
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