Friday, February 19, 2010

✂-Designer's Tip of The Day- Cutting Lightweight Silk

Lightweight silks are very slippery and shift offgrain easily. Take care when cutting since these fabrics will not hang properly if they are cut off-grain. It is easier to straighten fabrics on a surface with a grid such as cardboard or rotary cutting mat or a grain cloth. When fabric is particularly difficult to control, spread it on a flannel-backed vinyl cloth.
Happy Sewing!

Source- Clair Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide 2nd Edition

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