Keeping t-shirt fabric from stretching when sewing
My husband has a long sleeve shirt (T-shirt fabric, 100% cotton). He asked me to make the sleeves 3/4" length. Have already cut off the desired length, serged the edges and tried to hem one sleeve on my sewing machine. The stitches look horrible. I have it set to 8 stitches per inch, but they are different size stitches all the way around the hem of the sleeve. The sleeve edge also looks puffy, making it look like I pulled on the sleeve from behind the needle. I know that doing that will make it stretch, so I just guided it through. I have always had this problem sewing t-shirt fabric. I made my own clothes for years, but rarely sew anymore unless it's to repair or shorten, etc. Thanks.