Making fine seams on light synthetic fabrics.
You’ve bought a wonderful, often expensive, light fabric but can’t get a neat seam. Have you tried to sew on light synthetic fabrics but couldn’t get the seam right?
Here are some tips to help you make better seams on light fabrics.
If the fabric frays while sewing light synthetic fabrics, you will need to use a different type of needle. In the Telestia Sewing course, under needles, you will be able to see the different needles available and their functions.
- In this case, you will need to use a ball type needle Number 75, (this is a needle with a small ball at the tip, it is not only a round needle). The small ball at the tip of the needle helps to locate the hole in the weave of the fabric and doesn’t allow let it to fray.
- If after you make this change the fabric still continues to fray, you can try to sew with a fine piece of paper underneath, and tear it away once you have sewn.
The reason for this is that the feed dog on your machine should be lifted higher, so that it doesn’t pull the fabric. Alternatively, a machine mechanic could help you to lift the feed dog, if such a setting is not available on your sewing machine.
Have a look at our Sewing Demo and find out more on how to assemble the garment and become proficient in Sewing.