Sewing with dotted swiss fabric
Good morning to all. Can someone give me advice on sewing with dotted swiss fabric? Every time I have to stitch over a dot, the fabric doesn’t move and I get a big pile up of stitches in that place. Do I need a particular needle — is an adjustment in the tension helpful? I know there is a way to do it!
By the way, I finally took the big step and ordered a Fabulous Fit dress form. Thanks to all those here at Gatherings that helped me make the decision. I’m excited and anxious to receive her — I’ll post on my experience in sizing when the time comes.
I'm not sure if this will help, but I've got a few suggestions. Can you adjust the pressure on the presser foot? Some machines have a pressure regulator adjustment. Perhaps the dots are getting caught because the presser foot is pressing them into the throat plate and feed dogs. Can you use tissue paper to stabilize the seam and help the fabric to feed better? Do your stitches look OK on the non- dotted part of the fabric? Could the upper thread tension need adjustment?
Thanks for your response. I solved the problem by using a Microtex needle and increasing the stitch length. I can't adjust the PF tension on my sewing machine.
I wonder if a satin-stitch foot would help, if one is available for your machine. My ancient 1966 Singer zig-zag came with such a foot, which allows the raised satin-stitch to pass under the foot without hanging up.
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