4 Tips for Sewing Sheer Fabrics
Learn the tricks for setting stitch length, creating a straight line and more on sewing sheer fabrics.
- One of the best ways to cut sheer material is to determine where you want to make the cut and remove one or two threads at that location. This will leave a straight line to cut along.
- Fold over hems, pin them in place and iron them flat on a low heat setting.
- When it comes to sewing, make sure to use a size 8, 9 or 10 needle made especially for very sheer and lightweight fabrics. Also, use very fine polyester or extra-fine cotton-wrapped polyester thread and set the stitch length to 15 to 20 stitches per inch (on the machine, it will probably be at 1.5 to 2).
- Use extra fabric to stitch a sample run to see how things are going. Adjust the tension on the machine to keep the fabric from puckering if necessary.
Transform scrap material into a quick and easy pattern-less fabric purse.
Make a fabric pumpkin using a shirt, coat or sweater from your own closet no sewing machine required.
Transfer your pattern from the design wall stage to ensure precise row and block placement with these simple tips.
Dress up jackets and blouses with this fun fabric flower pin.
Make a practical raincoat and collar set for your dog so you can both go for a walk even when it's raining.
Instead of knitting this bag, sew yarn and fabric scraps onto stabilizer and embellish with beads.
Create a budget-friendly chenille scarf look-a-like from dupioni silk and black wool felt.
Add some sunshine and style to a child’s outfit with this soft flower brooch.
Dress up your outfits with this decorative and inexpensive wool pin made from wool felt remnants.
Make three soft toys cute enough to eat: a tomato, broccoli and ham.