How to Sew Non-Stretch Trim to Stretch Fabric
You might find yourself needing to stretch a non-stretch fringe on a regular basis; trims don’t stretch, but you want to fix it in a way that makes it stretchy. The procedure is the same whether you’re working with a short or stretchy fabric.
How to Sew Non-Stretch Trim to Stretch Fabric?
You can incorporate it into a stretchy garment in a variety of ways. When sewing, secure the fabric border with your hand and place the trim and material under the sewing machine.
Procedure for Sewing Non-Stretch Trim to Stretch Fabric
We’ll look at sewing trims on stretch fabric in this post, but you can also sew trims on non-stretchy fabrics. Let’s take a look at the steps you’ll take when sewing trims on stretch fabric.
Step 2: Place the Trim on Top of the Fabric
Pin the trim to the fabric; this will make it easier to stitch because the material won’t move while you’re sewing. Make a mark of? inch from the edge of the fabric before placing the trim to ensure the allowance sits on the outside of the fabric.
Step 3: Pin the Trim All Around the Fabric
If you’re using stretch fabric, make sure the alignment is consistent all the way around the fabric and that you can see the stretch fabric edge peeking through the trim. This method will result in a neat finish when you first finish the edges.
Step 4: Fold the End of the Trim Into the Fabric
Leave an excess of about 1/2 inch of the trim outside the material to ensure that the fold line is in line with the vertical edge of the fabric. You can either iron the fold for a clean look or cut it out for a more professional look.
Step 5: Hand Baste the Trim
Hand basting is a good step to take, especially if you are a beginner, because it secures the trim and the stretchy fabric in place. You want to be able to easily remove the hand stitches after you sew with a machine, and you should also remove the pins from the fabric during this process.
Step 6: Sew Over the Trim
For a more natural-looking hemline, use a satin stitch to sew a zigzag stitch or a transparent stitch; for better results and a neat look, use thread that matches the trim.
Procedure for Applying a Fringe to a Non-Stretchy Fabric
If you want to practice making a non-stretchy stretch, you can use a small piece of lace trim or any other type of frame. When you reach the end of the trim, stop sewing immediately and you’ll have an adjustable hem.
1. Baste the Trim Before Actual Machine Sewing
When you’re done basting, remove the pins and sew; you don’t want to make any mistakes when sewing on a tight fabric.
A sewing machine zipper foot, for example, will be used to stitch a border with piping and fringe, while a flat-edged trim can be stitched with a regular sewing machine foot.
3. Select the Correct Stitch
Different trims will require different stitches to finish the sewing, and if the frame you’re fixing on the stretch fabric has beads, you might want to sew it by hand rather than using machine stitches, as machine stitches may damage it.
What stitch should I use for stretchy material?
A zigzag stitch is the best stitch for stretchy fabric because we need a flexible stitch that can stretch with the fabric. There are different zigzag stitches depending on the fabric and its intended use.
How do you keep fabric from stretching when sewing?
The right side of the fabric has two parallel rows of stitching, while the bobbin thread follows a zigzag pattern on the wrong side. Use a different presser foot: a dual feed foot or walking foot attachment for your sewing machine can help prevent one layer of material from stretching out when sewing.
Can you hand sew stretchy fabric?
Stretch fabric is the most comfortable of all the textiles on the market; all you need is a needle and thread, a pair of scissors, and a stretchy material to sew different patterns and stitches on it.
What is a 90 14 needle used for?
90/14 u2013 suitable for medium weight fabrics, such as slightly heavier weight cotton, polyester, linen, and lightweight upholstery fabric; lighter weight fabrics, such as silk (chiffon, organza, crepe-de-chine), will require a smaller needle.
How do you stabilize knit fabric?
Sew some non-stretch ribbon or stay-tape into the seam as you sew it to stabilize it. Knits must be hemmed differently than wovens because they must have some stretch, which means that a regular straight stitch is out!