- I read lots of articles and watched YouTube
- I consulted my tutors
- I asked my dealer, who telephoned Bernina head office for advice (2 mm needle; loosen bobbin tension a lot). Only 2.5 and 4 mm needles are available in stretch twin needles.
- I tried all of the following (all of which various people and sites had recommended even though some are in direct opposition to the others). I tried them on their own and in combination.
- I tried a 2.5 mm and a 4 mm twin stretch needle
- I tried shorter and longer stitches
- I tried loosening the top tension - and increasing it
- I tried stabilizer
- I reduced the bobbin tension
- Some said there would always be tunnelling
- I feel there were other things too but I’ve forgotten now!
- Some were worse than others but all had tunnelling
- The best finish was actually with a single needle doing a fancy stitch, but I didn’t feel it looked very professional and wasn’t carried through to the cardigan.
- The crack in the spring of my bobbin case and
- Advice re twin needle sewing in order to avoid tunnelling
- Look at coverstitch machines (yes, I know that’s a third!!).
The triple needle looked great but I decided that wasn’t what I wanted for this tank. Oh, I used a matching thread to the cardigan, a pinky cream - I bought 4 cones of this thread in Dewsbury Market on Wednesday past. The inside of the tank and the cardigan are overlocked in dark grey.
|Rather cropped and boxy for my liking#Not another loose thread in the photo - how come I don't see them in time?|
|I might have lost a stone but it sure ain't from my rear!!|
The tank looks lopsided here but I think it's too wide at the shoulders and across the back despite my changes