I’m trying to sew something out of a jersey fabric that has a plastic layer on one side. Kind of like the oilcloth fishermen coats used to be made out of but a modern version, it’s very lightweight and drapes well.
The problem I have is that my machine kept slipping stitches, it seemed like the coordination was off. The two threads didn’t meet at the right time to be able to hook into one another and make a clean stitch.
After reading an old Threads article on the different types of sewing needles, I got the sharp microtex needles and ussumed my problems would be over.
Not so. Most of the time it works fine BUT when I try to sew horizontal to the jersey (sewing straight across the most stretchy part of the fabric) my machine is still skipping stitches!
Anyone out there who has experience with this kind of fabric and some tips for me?