quick tip // use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabrics

May 26, 2017   /   bymeg  / Categories :  Feeds

Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryQuick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Before we kick off the Rowan bodysuit and tee sewalong in a few days time, i thought it would be good to do a little primer, with one of my all time favourite sewing tips.

I love little sewing tricks and this is one that my Granny taught me when I was a teenager and close to crying about not being able to sew chiffon without my machine tearing it up.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been in that situation. Ever sewn with a delicate fabric that keeps slipping as you sew or worse is being pulled down into the plate and being eaten up as you sew? Tissue paper is the solution!Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryQuick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryQuick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Simply place a layer of tissue paper under your fabric as you sew, that is between the fabric and feed dogs/plate. This will help stabilize it and give the feed dogs something a little more solid to grab onto. Once you’re done with your sewing you can just carefully rip the tissue paper away. This is my favourite trick for sewing with super delicate fabrics like chiffon or crepe de chine. Works every time and removes a lot of headaches. It’s also very helpful when sewing slippery knits with small seam allowances and will be a huge help when sewing V neckline option on the Rowan tee/bodysuit pattern.

Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

But there are even more uses for tissue paper even before you reach the sewing stage. If you’re having trouble cutting slippery delicate fabrics (they have a tendency to slip right out of the fabric sheers), then place tissue paper under the fabric and pin them together before you cut. This will help you maintain an accurate cut and remove a lot of headaches for you!

The even better news is that it’s actually pretty easy to get your hands on a nice stash of tissue paper. I have actually never bought any for sewing, because it’s included in wayyyy more pretty packaging than you’ve probably noticed. I have a drawer full of it, and pull it out any time i need to sew something slippery.

Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

Start saving up all that tissue paper that people stuff in gift bags or wrap your purchases in, and hoard it like a crazy person, because it’s going to be your best friend when sewing with delicate fabrics.

Any questions or ideas for other ways to use tissue paper when you’re sewing? Let me know in the comments!

Quick sewing tip! How to use tissue paper to stabilize delicate fabric and knits when sewing // Rowan tee and bodysuit tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary

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Megan Nielsen Rowan bodysuit and tee sewing pattern // an amazing 6 included variations and endless possibilities for this wardrobe builder

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