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Sewing with Style Message Board › Help: Stretch Fabrics

Help: Stretch Fabrics

A former member
Post #: 1
So I'm trying to sew a long sleeve shirt (with cute little skulls all over it) made out of - not sure what you call it - cotton that's stretchy and waffle-ie - maybe sweater knits or "cotton interlock?"

Anyway, the instructions say I need a roller presser foot for this kind of fabric, so it doesn't snag.

I'm just a little confused because I don't see how the fabric would catch on a regular presser foot because it's smooth. BUT it does look like it would catch on the grooved guide thingies on the plate.

Am I just not understanding how a roller foot works, or do I need something else too? confused
A former member
Post #: 1
I think you use it with the feed dogs (grooved guide thingies) down.

If you have some extra material, I'd try sewing a sample and see if it works with your existing setup. If it doesn't, then try borrowing the roller foot. It would be a shame to buy it and have it not work anyway.

Donna Kruse
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