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Needle Question

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    BeckyT @rjteague

    Hello, I’m starting to sew on my Positano dress, using a rayon crepe. I bought some Microtex 70/10 needles, but my test seam shows mini-snags along the seam on the right side. Should I be using something else?

    The image will not upload. The snags appear on the dark blue fabric as little dotted white lines horizontally to the seam.

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    BeckyT @rjteague

    I wondered if the needle might be too sharp for this fabric. I bought some universal 65/9 needles. After a search I finally found someone else who had had this problem on Reddit. A commenter suggested lengthening the stitch, as well. These two changes made a big difference, so I can proceed with my project. 👍🏾

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    Liesl Gibson
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    That seems like sound advice. Maybe try an all-purpose needle or even a ballpoint needle?

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