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Hi, my name is Chrissy and I have attempted to make some swimwear for the first time this year, using my serger and coverlock machines. However I am having trouble with missing stitches and not great stitch finish. I think it is due to the swimwear elastic ( a type of rubber) sticking when the needle tries to come out of it. The serge finish is much worse than the coverstitch, I guess because the coverstitch has the swimwear fabric covering the elastic.
Does anyone have any tips for stopping this happening or at least some tips for a better finish. I have tried a ballpoint needle and a sharp needle but neither saw much improvement.
Would love to hear from anyone as I will be going on holiday soon and would love to wear my creations.