August 6, 2010, Newsletter Issue #139: Stabilize Knits

Tip of the Week

Seams and edges of knit fabrics often need to be stabilized to prevent stretching and distortion. To stabilize these areas without losing the stretch characteristic of the knit, use clear elastic. Clear elastic can be sewn onto the edge of the fabric for a narrow hem or sewn into shoulder seams to add stabilization.

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