I hadn't planned on making a post today, but as I had a free afternoon I thought it would be the perfect time to have a little play around with some fabric.
I've had some t-shirting fabric in my stash for well over a year, mainly due to the EPIC failure that was a vest top I tried to make at the start of my sewing journey. But, a year on, I thought it was about time I faced my fear and tried again.
I decided to make a simple t-shirt using a pattern available in Burdastyle Magazine 06/2011. It was all going so well until the last hurdle. The last thing I had to do was hem the sleeves, and then BAM! the thread tension screwed up.
I was using a 3.5 length stitch which up to that point had served me extremely well, so after some playing around it turned out my machine then decided it would only work again if I reduced the length to 2.
As i'm sure you can imagine I am now left with wavy sleeves. Not exactly the look I was going for!
So, my question to you all is, have you sewn with t-shirting before? What's the best set up for stitching?Should I have made sleeve facings like the neckline instead of trying to hem? Or do you reckon my machine has lost it?