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how to sew with crinkled taffeta??

how to sew with crinkled taffeta??

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  • #33317
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    i saw the most beautiful crinkled taffeta and just had to buy it. i have a dress in mind that id like to make but im so scared of how im going to work with it.
    hemming to make sure the crinkle doesnt stretch and how will i iron seams? urgh im so mad at my self.
    please any input will be so appreciated

    #33319
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    also any tools that may be helpful. thanks

    #33325
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    Beautiful! I haven’t sewn with crinkled taffeta before but I can imagine it would be intimidating at first. I did make something with a pre-pleated fabric and it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. If I were you, I would check back at the fabric store and, hopefully, they still have the fabric. On the end of the bolt, there should be an information tag and it’ll tell you how to care for the fabric like if it’s dry clean only or if you can even iron it. I usually take a pic with my phone so I have the info and don’t have to remember it. As far as sewing it, I think the trick is not to stretch it while cutting or sewing. I think a good way to prevent this is by basting the seamlines and hemlines on the individual fabric pieces before sewing any seams. If you’re able to adjust the foot tension (not thread tension) you might want to want to do a lower foot tension while doing the basting. The basting stitch will keep all the crinkles or pleats in place when you do a sew a seam and then after the seam is created, you can just remove the basting stitch. If you’re worried about stretching the fabric while cutting, you might want to use a rotary cutter and mat. A smaller blade on the cutter is ideal for curvier areas on the pattern. Definitely practice on scraps beforehand so you can get comfortable sewing it. good luck and you can do it! 😀

    #33327
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    unfortunately the fabric store is a discounted store and and they had it on a table labeled as fabric scrap,i got the hole thing total of 5 yards for 2,99$ a yard scooooore!
    im so afraid of ruining the fabric but think i going to try first on a few pieces before i give it a go for the real thing.
    thank you so much for the input on the presser foot tension,i will adjust it and baste stitch is as well.

    the pictures are from the fabric and the dress i intend to make.”lord help me”

    #33329
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

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    #33330
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    Darn! well, if it were me, I would assume not to use a hot iron when pressing but just do the best you can with a cool iron. You don’t want to take any chances. I love the color.

    #33333
    the_professors_assistant
    Keymaster

    ok,thankyou so so much =)

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