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Tips for Sewing with Swimwear – Spandex Fabric

Working With SwimwearAfter a person has been sewing for awhile they start feeling brave and maybe they can sew anything, and maybe they'll take a project like athleticwear or want to make a swimsuit. But that sewing bravado can vanish once one tries to sew with spandex. This fabric can be one of the hardest to tackle in the knit family because of two issues: it's both extremely stretchy and it can slippery. This makes the fabric tricky to cut and to sew. This video goes over not only what type of patterns you should use but also tips on cutting and sewing to make working with this fabric less of a headache. It might not ever be easy to work with but it'll make it manageable so you can create some beautiful garments.

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