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« on: April 29, 2007 12:01:29 AM »

Hey everyone!
I want to sew a dress that has chiffon on it, and I was wondering what your experiencs with sewing chiffon have been. Is it hard to sew? Is it better to use a machine or to handsew? Are there any tricky things that chiffon does? Any help would be greatly appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007 12:05:30 AM »

if you have a serger, a rolled hem works nicely to sew with. i hate doing it by hand... a tight small zig-zag on a regular machine works ok too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 02:44:51 AM »

I have the same problem and will be working with chiffon in the near future! lol
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 06:22:42 AM »

I use a rolled-hem foot on my regular sewing machine to do rolled hems - I have no serger - and it works great.  The rolled hem foot was apparently around US$10 (mine was given to me.)  Well worth the money.  It does a beautiful job after a bit of practice, and yeah, it does take some practice to get the hang of it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 01:42:43 PM »

My mom tells me it's extremely slippery. Would it be easier to sew if I pinned the heck outta it? Or do pins have like no effect whatsoever?
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007 05:14:52 PM »

pins can help but the most important thing is to lay the fabric out as straight as you can. if you cut crooked on chiffon it hangs differently and can look bad.
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