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« on: November 15, 2010 07:00:33 PM »

Ok, so I'm still kind of new to the whole clothing sewing business. I've avoided satin because it just looks so hard to work with...  Undecided  well at the thrift store I found about 6 yards, uncut black and white with my favorite turquoise blue cheetah print satin. I could not pass it up, especially not for 3 bucks. I'd really like to make this neat vintage dress I found a pattern for, anyone have any tips for working with satin? any suggestions on what types of fabrics it looks really great with? thx!
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010 05:10:21 AM »

Satin isn't bad to work with, except that it frays a lot, so you need to finish the inside of your seams in some way.  Also consider that things like hems get really thick and heavy.

Other than that it isn't bad to work with at all, and washes very well.

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010 10:15:22 AM »

I've only worked with satin once, and it was quite the pain in the arse. Here's some of the things I did to make it managable:

-LOTS OF PINS! That stuff slips around worse than an otter. Use brand spanking new wicked-sharp pins, OR use silk pins. Some of my pins I immediately tossed because they were catching individual threads and causing pulls.
-Every piece was flatlined with a zigzag stitch onto to polycotton broadcloth to stabilize it, which simultaneouslly finished the edges and reduced the amount of INSANE fraying.
-I used my walking foot. I started without it and quickly realized that the bottom piece of fabric was running away without the top piece of fabric.

That said, I'm SUPER JEALOUS OMG TURQOISE CHEETAH!!!! Seriously? SIX yards for 3 bucks?!?!?! /dies of envy

I can't wait to see your dress!!!

« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010 02:04:35 PM »

It really depends on what kind of satin it is.  Your heavier weight satins will be a lot easier to work with, while the lighter weight ones will slip and slide like Alexus said.  Great find at 6 yrds for $3.  Have fun with it.

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