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Diane Laabs
By: Diane Laabs
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Sewing With Knits
I am sewing with a cotton/spandex knit, but the Janome 9450 QCP sews in place, doesn't advance the fabric, and creates a knot of thread under the throat plate. (This especially happens when I am sewing three layers such as sewing a hem). I am using the straight stitch needle plate, and have tried several feet, including the HP foot, but still am having trouble. Can you help? Thank you.
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  1. RE: Sewing With Knits

    To sew hems, you should be using a stabilizer. Knits are very stretchy and want to make you think you've lost your mind at times. I use an iron-on stabilizer that I get from a local machine dealer. The brand is "Sewkeys E" by Emma Seabrooke. It is an extremely fine fusible Knit Stay Tape and is used for Hems, Neclines, Side Seams & Sleeve Seams. It is fusible, but NEVER put your iron directly on it - it will shrivel up, so you need a press cloth. I use "silk organza" very expensive so only get about ½ meter and cut in half and make 2 - you can see through this and it works really well for pressing anything.

    This Knit Stay Tape, comes in white, black and I think ecru or beige - ½" or 1" width X 25 yard roll. The website is:
    www.emmaseabrooks.com
    email: sewkeyse@bellsough.net
    Phone: 305-664-3319 FAX: 305-664-0833

    Cheryl
    Posted: Jul 02 2020 By: CherylAnn
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