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Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
Sewing/repairing stretchy stuff ? on 01/26/2009 18:48:36 MST Print View

Hello All,

I am trying to bring a Golite Jam 2 back to life. I am almost done but have come to a snag. Both side pockets have a problem. The stretchy material has separated from the webbing at the top of the pocket. How the heck do you sew rigid fabric/webbing to the elastic stuff? The thread will not stretch,but the material will. Is this obvious, or am I dense? Thanks for any help.

Edited by oknowa on 01/26/2009 18:58:33 MST.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Sewing/repairing stretchy stuff ? on 01/26/2009 18:52:24 MST Print View

my sewing machine has a setting for sewing on stretchy material. It doesn't stitch straight, it goes back and forth so the material will be able to stretch through the stitching, it's nice.

-Tim

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Sewing/repairing stretchy stuff ? on 01/26/2009 19:07:03 MST Print View

This works, sometimes marginally depending on the fabric-
When sewing, stretch the "elastic" material out (after starting a few stitches) so that the elastic is tight or "unstretchy" and continue sewing both fabrics together, the non-stretch fabric and the elastic fabric; until you come to the end of the non-stretch fabric. Release the the "elastic" fabric and it should "pucker/pleat" like its suppose to. The thread gets pulled together by the elastic and holds everything together.
Its cheaper then buying a new machine.
Practice it on a sample first!

Edited by bestbuilder on 01/26/2009 19:08:04 MST.

Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
Re: Sewing/repairing stretchy stuff ? on 01/27/2009 08:14:23 MST Print View

Thanks Tad,

That makes sense to me. I will give it a try.

Mike

Michael Chudzinski
(oknowa) - F
Update on 01/27/2009 09:52:42 MST Print View

Tad,

Your idea worked perfectly,Thanks !

Mike