Tuesday, May 8, 2007

How to sew slippery fabric

Naomi asks:
I hate sewing taffeta and fabrics that slip and slide. Any hints to make this easier?

I know how you feel - I'm not a fan of that either. One of the best hints I've ever come across is from Patti Culea. She says to dissolve some water soluble stabilizer in in a spray bottle of water. Spray it on the wrong side of your fabric and let dry. Then it should act like a cotton. If you've ever used the water soluble stabilizers you'll know they get sticky and gooey as they dissolve so I can see how this would work. I would test it on a scrap first though.

Hope this helps,

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