The ability to create clothes with their own hands – a unique opportunity to look original, stylish and impressive. Today, famous fashion designers offer handy pay attention to products made of chiffon. However, to sew a beautiful and elegant thing of this material is very difficult: it is demanding and requires caution.
Chiffon is a very thin, translucent material, things which today are at the peak of popularity. However, many seamstresses pay attention that working with him is very difficult. Difficulties arise both during cutting and during sewing.
The translucent material may have a different origin. The most expensive is natural silk chiffon. To work with it required a lot of experience: this fabric is very Moody, can shrink, crumble, and in the process, there is a high probability to leave derivable spots. Synthetic chiffon is more common and cheap. Work is much easier, and things come easy, beautiful and stylish.
A professional seamstress is recommended to start with a whimsical fabric with a synthetic chiffon. Working with a natural material is highly complex, and the result may adversely differ from the expected.
Independent creation of things begins with cutting the selected material. This happens usually on the table or floor. Working with chiffon, enclose under it of any fabric or object (linen, quilt covers, blankets, etc.). Alternatively, cutting whimsical material can be produced on the unfolded sofa.
Before work check purchased the chiffon on the evenness of the edges: sometimes stores fabric cut crooked. To correct this condition, extend from the extreme corner of the thread and along the formed cut line edge. Some mistresses prefer to tear, however, this approach is fraught with deformation of the material.
Cut chiffon better in a single layer. It will take more time, but the details are guaranteed to be smooth.
When cutting chiffon may begin to crumble. To avoid this will allow pre-treatment of the fabric. Some experienced seamstresses before work chiffon dipped in a light solution of gelatin. This makes the material more difficult and to avoid severe defects. You can also handle exclusively the site of the incision. For this purpose, such as starch-water or hairspray.
Most of the needle is fixed chiffon with thin pins. However, this traditional method can leave the material traces and even holes. This will help avoid a failure from punctures in favor of small weights or weighting. Place them from several sides so the chiffon is not off during operation. To transfer to the fabric pattern better using a fine mild soap.
Before sewing the cut parts, be sure to check the settings of the machine on a small piece of chiffon. The needle should choose the thinnest, thread – sturdy. For translucent materials perfect nylon: they will be virtually invisible on the future of the product. Stitch width should be small – ideally about 2 mm.
For stitching chiffon professionals recommend to use one of two stitches: the «French» or «American». The first is analogous to the standard linen when the first stitch «purl side to purl, and then face to face. The second consists of a conventional edge bead. However, in this case it is done in millimeters and very carefully. You can Supplement it with processing using the serger or special tools that will help to prevent the spread of tissue (diluted PVA glue, gelatin, starch, etc.).