Monday, 24 February 2014 00:00
Working with Satin FabricsWritten by d'Italia
There is no question that satin fabrics are some of the most beautiful, elegant and classy fabrics out there, making them a top choice for brides and high-class garments. However, there is also no question that working with these slick, glossy fabrics is one of the trickiest feats in sewing. By using these tips for working with satin, you just might be able to make your own gorgeous piece in spite of the difficulty!
Trial Run As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, trial runs are almost always a great idea. Besides being hard to work with, satin is also rather expensive, so try using a cheaper material first to make sure you’ve got all the dimensions and basic techniques right. Better to spend a little on a trial than lose a lot by making a mistake on satin! Use Wax Paper When you’re ready, always start by pinning the piece to wax paper to help keep it in place. The Right Tools This is a delicate fabric, so use fine threads and standard-size needles, and be sure to replace the needle frequently to keep from dulling. Really, make sure everything you use is top-notch. Your scissors should be at their sharpest, too. Always be very careful when working with satin, as it creases easily. It’s a tricky piece of work, but can be well worth it. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne