A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,629
Currently Running With Scissors:
223 Guests and 7 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: Suedecloth?  (Read 664 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 05, 2008 01:21:30 PM »

I picked up 3 yrds in beautiful native american print and want to make dress.
Unfortunately I am at a loss how to sew it. It feels heavier than cotton but no heavy like denim. Would it hang better with as peasant shape top or a more structured pattern? Does it need to be hemmed? Its so nice I really don't want to mess this up  Embarrassed
Maybe I'll just save to my staff indefinetely but I thought they'd look great for fall dresses *sigh*
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 04:23:16 PM »

I also have some thicker fabrics I'm pondering what to do with...  Huh

Personally, I wouldn't do a peasant style as thicker fabrics bunch forward at the neck when elasticated (I found this out the hard way!).  I think something with structure would be good, maybe cut a-line so you have a really nice shape without having to do anything else!  Re: hemming, it would depend on the fabric, maybe cut off a square and chuck it in the wash to see what happens...  You could always do bias tape if you didn't want to hem.

BTW, remember to use a bigger needle for thicker fabrics, I snapped some needles this week.  Tongue

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

Latest Blog Articles
Ah, fall!
Meatless Monday: Black Bean, Butternut and Spinach Skillet
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

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 ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.