A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 296,628
Currently Running With Scissors:
686 Guests and 25 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Inexperience + slippery fabric = EEEK!  (Read 951 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
stitchintime
« on: June 24, 2011 07:06:40 PM »

I'm a jersey (knit) girl and my daughter fell in love with some pink organza at the fabric store.  I picked up some tulle and some other kind of slippery material with thoughts of making her a poofy pink ballet skirt.  I have no idea how to handle this fabric and I do not have a roll hem foot.  How should  I finish the edges?  And what is a "silk stitch"?

Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011 01:54:35 AM »

You could always cheat and use bias binding on the edges!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
stitchintime
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2011 05:26:29 PM »

Decided to melt the edges over a candle.  Looks really good, just not sure how it will hold up...
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sk8agrrl
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012 01:39:46 PM »

My granny always said hairspray was good for slippery fabric. I haven't tried it myself but it may be worth a go. Should just wash out leaving no residue.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
klnelson11
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012 07:39:38 AM »

http://www.createforless.com/Sullivans+Spray+Fabric+Stabilizer+14.5+oz/pid51968.aspx?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=cse

spray it twice, at least.  its amazing, and you will want it for most of your projects--even your jersey.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
dfabbric
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 634
Joined: 20-Dec-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012 07:49:55 AM »

For really difficult fabric, I sometimes use wash away stabilizer. Sandwich your fabric between the stabilizer and then sew. It's sort of papery (there's a plastic-y looking one that doesn't work as well for this) so sews easy and then you can wash it off. Best to cut way excess before you wash it, it's made of a glue or something. Washes out easy but you don't need it all over anyway. I used it when I sewed a sticky silver vinyl that was a nightmare but went through super easy and smooth when I used the stabilizer.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Buy the Right Quilting Tools
How to Choose Brushes for Fabric Painting
How to Choose a Cross Stitch Craft Kit
How to Choose Quilt Fabrics
How to Crochet a Hat
Latest Blog Articles
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.