Saturday, March 9, 2013

Tutorial - How to Hem Slippery Fabrics

Tips on working with slippery fabrics

Hemming Tutorial at Lolita Patterns Blog

"I was hemming a slippery polyester chiffon the other night and it occurred to me how much trouble I used to have with this kind of fabric. It is impossible to press any kind of crease so hemming it used to be incredibly difficult and frustrating. Until I figured out this little trick. I use a product called Seams Great which is a very soft and sheer nylon tape. Seams Great does lots of other cool stuff, but I end up using it most often for this hemming trick. First up, sew the Seams Great to the right side of the fabric at the hem. I use a 3/8″ seam allowance".... Read more

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