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I have a MyLock 534D can you do a flatlock stitch

I want to sew flat seams on stretch fabrics like spandex . How do I achieve this.

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SOURCE: MC4400 skips on the zig zag stitch when sewing

You must buse an anti static needle otherwise yoiu will miss stitches.

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SOURCE: When I am sewing elastic to nylon spandex, the

It sounds like you may be stretching the material a bit too much or the dogfeed is pulling it through too stretched. You could try sewing through tissue paper and seeing if it feeds better without pulling if you need to have that much extra stretch on the fabric as you sew it. Or, if the machine has it you may want to adjust the dogfeed a bit.

Try adjusting and test it on a scrap piece until it sews the way you want it to. Some sergers have a special foot that will stretch the elastic along the fabric as it sews. I think your machine may be able to do that. I'm trying to imagine why you're needing to stretch the material into the elastic instead of the other way around and I'm afraid I don't quite understand that part enough to think of what else to advise you to do.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011

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Just I need help to know how to stich stretchable material like licra or similar maerial...


Asha Hello,

ok I have looked at a photo of your machine, it looks like it may have the stretch stitch. It is designated on the sewing machine per the instructions in the manual. The stitch is similar to a zigzag with a flat side to it. Check with Youtube for "stretch stitches lycra spandex". that may get you a video to watch.
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Jul 28, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How can I stitch Stretchable cloth with this machine..


Be sure you are using the correct needle for stretch fabric.

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Set your machine for a zig-zag (or stretch stitch if you have it) to accommodate the fabric stretch.

Use a good quality thread. Avoid old or bargain bin threads. Cotton thread will break easier than polyester.

You may need to adjust the tension for the fabric.

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Jul 28, 2016 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Settings for standard sewing stitch


I can't see what model machine this is, however in general terms a straight stitch is achieved by setting stitch length to 2.5 with stitch width of zero. If you are sewing a very heavy fabric, then lengthen the stitch length up to three. If you make the stitch length longer such as four, then the seam will pull up and gather the fabric.

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I would like to know how to set the machine up for polyester/spandex material


You need a ball point size 70 or a jersey 70 if you can get it. Stitch length 2.3 to 2.5. Re tension, just normal tension setting. If the machine is sewing an evenly balanced zigzag on regular cotton fabric, then tension is fine. If you find the straight stitch on your fabric pops under stretch, then try using a very small zigzag to put some flexability into the seam.

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Sews fine on cotton, but skips on synthetic stretch cloth. Manual doesn't really offer a suggestion.


Needs to be a ball point needle for stretch fabric, sounds like you are using universal sharp needle. Stretch fabrics require ball point to push between the fibres, also, a slight zig zag stitch is more durable as when you stretch the garment during wear a straight stitch will often break, need some elasticity in the seams. Some machines have a stretch stitch too.

Oct 31, 2012 | Elna Xplore 8600 Computerized Sewing...

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How do I sew Elastic waistband with Husqvarna Viking 910 Surger


I am assuming this is a simple stretch waist band with elastic about 2cm wide attached to a skirt or trousers. You need to measure your wist and cut elastic that length plus 2cm. Then join the two ends by overlapping them 2cm and zig zagging the elastic together with regular sewing machine. Now mark the elastic in quarters, ie hold it flat with the join in the middle and mark each edge with chalk or a fabric removable marker. Then put the marks together and mark the edges again so you have 4 marks equally spaced. Now do this for your garment too. It may be bigger in back so mark front and back, then half this to find the side quarters. Put elastic on inside of garment against raw edge and pin the quarter marks on elastic and garment together. Set up overlocker for 4 thread wide seam. Test seam and adjust tensions if necessary. Now you need to serge the edge of the fabric and elastic together, trimming the fabric but not cutting the elastic and stretch the elastic to fit the garment as you stitch. Elastic on top, fabric right side down underneath. Take out pins before you get near them! Start by lifting the front of the presser foot with your finger and placing fabric and elastic under, then start stitching on and straighten up once the seam is onto the elastic. Dont lift the pressure foot, you just stitch, stop, stretch the elastic to the fullness of the fabric, hold it and seam forward a few inches, then stop and repeat the process. Once right round go over your starting point, then turn and serge off the fabric edge and chain off. Cut, pull the chain to pull it flat and tie a hald hitch in it right up close to fabric. Now turn the elastic band to the inside of the garment. You need to secure it. Usually a straight stitch just onto the lower edge of the elastic with sewing machine from outside.

Dec 27, 2011 | Husqvarna Huskylock Computerized 910

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What are the settings for overlocking stretch fabrics


For knits with lycra in, you are best to thread up four threads and seam with the 4 thread marrowing stitch like this, preferabbly with ball point needles in your overlocker, size 80. Use cones of polyester thread, 3,000 metres or 5,000 metres rather than normal thread. (Although if you have trouble matching thread colours you can use a small reel on the left needle as this is the thread that will show on the right side of the garment.)

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Start with your machine tensions on 5, both needles in and threaded, stitch length of 2.5 and no differential (set it on zero) and test stitch. Using stretch or ballpoint needles is a good idea too to avoid any deflection and skipped stitches. Then practice serging on some fabric scraps, double layer and look at the seam, if it is tunnelling (pulling up the fabric), then move the cutting blade to the left. Test again and if still tunnelling, then loosen off the tension on the top and bottom loopers by a half number and test again.

If the opposite is happening and the threads are looping off the edge of the fabric, then move the cutting blade to the right to trim less fabric, test again. If still too loose, then tighten up the top and bottom looper tensions by a small amount and test again.

You want the seam to lie flat, the two looper threads to meet right on the cut edge and the needle thread to be just visible from the right side when you press open the seam.

There is always a small amount of adjustments needed on an overlocker when setting up for a new project as every fabric will behave differently. Don't tighten up the tension on the needles much past 5 though, or you may get thread breakage.

If you find that the seam is flutting then you can use the differential feed to adjust for this too.

There is some good overlocking info on Debbie Cosgroves website, www.sewing.about.com, with images which may help too.

Nov 07, 2011 | Janome MyLock 634D Mechanical Sewing...

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I've just got janome 634d serger, how can i make the bottom of a T-shirt ? Thank you so much


If you want the bottom of the T to look like RTW with the double row of stitching, you cannot do this on a serger.

You can achieve the effect by using a twin needle, two spools of thread, bobbin and a straight stitch.

Make sure the double/twin needle will pass through the presser foot and opening in the needle plate below the presser foot.

Practice on a double layer of a scrap of the T shirt material as the tension may need to be slightly looser than the normal setting.

Apr 05, 2010 | Janome MyLock 634D Mechanical Sewing...

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How do I overlock stretch fabrics so the stitches won't break when the fabric stretches?


I suggest also setting the stitch length to about 2 (very close together). When the stitch is shorter, it seems to be able to give a little more. I also use woolly nylon, but I still had the problem (especially when hemming). This is how I solved my problem....

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The maintenance and repair are recommended every year at a sewing center.

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