Can I use straight stitch on stretchy fabric?

Is there a stretch straight stitch?

The Straight Stretch Stitch can be used to reinforce seams of sportswear in stretch and non-stretch fabrics, and for curved seams which take a lot of strain. This stitch is stronger than regular straight stitch because it locks three times – forward, backward and forward again.

How do you sew a patch on stretchy fabric?

Take the spare spandex material and cut out a patch that’s around ¼ inch bigger in diameter than the hole. Place the patch over the hole and pin in place. Use a zig-zag stitch to sew the patch in place. If the hole is large, sew around the parameter of the patch several times to prevent it from fraying.

Do you need special thread for stretchy fabric?

All-purpose polyester thread will work fine as it has some give when stretched. Cotton thread is not recommended. If the item you’re making needs to be stretchy or form-fitting to the body, you may want to use elastic thread. Only use elastic thread in the bobbin of your sewing machine, and wind it by hand.

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