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From: weezyrider
Date: 06-16-2006, 11:18 AM (1 of 4)
Has anyone else had a piece of fabric that will not cooperate no way, no how?
I bought a Tshirt knit to make my daughter's bday present last year. 1 - there was a hole that I didn't see either when I bought it or cut it out, and it wound up in the front of the shirt. OK - had enough fabric, so cut out what I thought was the front, but it was the back! Still had enough fabric so cut out another front and finally got the darn thing embroidered and together. Since I had so much fabric left, I decided to make a T for myself. This time, the flatlock on the serger messed up, the 4 thread messed up, finally got the darn shirt together.
I think I'm just going to throw the scraps out!.

Weezy :mad:
User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: LoveSewin
Date: 06-16-2006, 11:24 AM (2 of 4)
I have definitely had jinxed fabric. Luckily I buy most of my fabric on sale so if something just isn't going to work out I can abandon it! :wink:
User: LoveSewin
Member since: 01-31-2006
Total posts: 103
From: bethm95
Date: 06-16-2006, 01:51 PM (3 of 4)
Many times!!! The worst was when I bought this beautiful jaquard fabric, I got 2 different pieces, one was this red oriental fabric and the other was a gold Oriental looking fabric. It was only $2.99 a yard so I thought I had a bargain. WRONG!!! I attempted to make a dress with the red fabric and it shredded all to pieces when I was trying to put the collar on. Then I made a pair of pants and a blouse with the gold fabric and I was dressed and ready to go to a wedding, when I sat down on my bed, the pants ripped and the blouse ripped and I had to sew the blouse right before I left. The pants were beyone repair. The fabric was like tissue paper and I understand why it was so cheap!! Never again!!
User: bethm95
Member since: 04-27-2004
Total posts: 16
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-16-2006, 05:30 PM (4 of 4)
Sounds like rayon fabric. The lightweight kind.. That is the way it did when it first came out years ago.. That is why I never buy rayon, even to this day.. Because it wasted so much of our money back in the old days...
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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