Sequinned Knits

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Sequinned Knits

New postby DedicatedMom on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:40 am

I need some help. I have tried everything I know of to create a seam in a sequinned knit fabric. Stiches are continually skipped. I tried easing the tension, but stitches are still skipped and the seam is way too loose afterwards. I have had this same issue on my regular sewing machine as well as on my serger. I have gone so far as to switch my needles as well. Does anyone have some advice or tricks they'd be willing to share?
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Re: Sequinned Knits

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:04 am

I wish I had some help for you, but in my 65 plus years of sewing, I have never sewed on sequined fabric. I would assume the sequins are causing the problem. is there a way to remove them from the seam allowance without causing more to fall off?? That is what I remember from reading something about that years ago. I hope someone on here will be able to help you.
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Re: Sequinned Knits

New postby DedicatedMom on Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:24 am

Unfortunately, these sequins are stuck on pretty tight. They are small too, so there are a lot of them. I've gotten so frustrated with the fabric that I've taken a break from that particular project. When I pick it back up I might try to incorporate a tear-away stabilizer. Maybe that will help. At least i hope it will.
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Re: Sequinned Knits

New postby MartySews2 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:42 pm

Hi Dedicated Mom, have you tried using a sequin/beading foot with your serger? That's what I use when I'm working on sequin fabric especially when the sequins come off at the seam allowance.
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Re: Sequinned Knits

New postby DedicatedMom on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:45 pm

I'll have to try that! Now to find my beading foot at the bottom of my sewing basket.
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