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cutting spandex on cross grain

bridesmom | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi everyone. This is my first time posting. I have been sewing since a small girl but really got serious when I made my daughters wedding gown 4 years ago. Now I’m totally addicted. But I digress. My question is:
I picked up some great spandex fabric for a tshirt, but I like the look of the fabric pattern better on the cross grain rather than the straight grain. It is a 4 way stretch, so am I asking for trouble if I cut the tshirt on the xgrain???

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    ThreadKoe | | #1

    Most patterns for lycra or spandex tell you to cut the fabric with the greatest stretch going around the body. Some fabrics stretch more width wise, some length wise. Check and see which way has more stretch first! You do not want your garment growing too long in length on you! If the stretch seems pretty equal, go ahead and cut it whichever way you want to. If the stretch of the fabric will not matter in the finished garment, go ahead and cut it whichever way you like it. Cathy

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