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« on: March 26, 2011 09:38:11 AM »

Does anyone have any books they can recommend for sewing sheer fabrics? I am working with silk, and I don't want it fraying or snagging. I have made a shirt, but the edges look tattered, and I want to get some tips before I try again on a dress.
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011 01:57:12 PM »

I can't recommend any books, but look into different seam finishes.  French seams are beautiful on thin and sheer fabrics, and not hard at all.  Faux French seams can be used on curved edges.  Hong Kong seams are also a nice way to go.  Also, make sure your hands are clean, dry, and moisturized ahead of working with the silk.  Make sure your nails are neat with no sharp edges or hangnails.  You can catch the fabric with those.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011 05:13:56 AM »

French seams are the way to go,  the finish looks so much nicer,  also make sure your using the proper needle
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