I’m fairly new to sewing, but I have to shorten all arms and legs of everything I buy by 2″. I’m doing ok with alterations on wovens, but I’m having a harder time with the knits, like sweat jackets.
My machine has stitch setting for stretch, and I tried to use a stretch straight stitch for reattaching the cuff to a sweat jacket. However, I have to pull cuff behind the presser foot because it doesn’t advance like it should if I don’t. This results in a stretched out cuff once I’m done. Should I not be using a stretch stitch? The sweat jackets I’ve tried have been ribbed velour and a ribbed cotton.