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Lycra Tips

 

These are mostly sewing machine tips, not specific to Sergers. We're including them here for the useful reference information.

 

Sewing tips for swim: use a stretch needle. A small zigzag .5 width and 2 length. Go slow. Have fun!

A Teflon presser foot makes sewing Spandex that is sticky or slippery a breeze. Changing the foot can make all the difference as the Teflon sewing foot glides over the fabric and prevents skipped or loopy stitches.

Sewing Spandex & Lycra – Sewing Leotards & Swimwear
https://blog.treasurie.com/sewing-spandex-lycra-without-serger/

Melly Sews: Sewing Spandex Lycra and Elastane
https://mellysews.com/sewing-spandex/

SergerPepper's 30 Best Tips for Sewing Knits with Serger & Sewing Machine!
https://sergerpepper.com/2014/02/sewing-knits.html

Spandex 101 Basic Techniques and Finishing
https://thegeekyseamstress.com/2014/11/24/spandex-101-basic-techniques-and-finishing/

Including this great tip from thegeekyseamstress:

Stabilizing Lycra image

 

 
   

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