Handy Hem on Pleather

in #hive-1279115 months ago

Just a quick note today to show you a new favorite notion: WAWAK sewing clips. I got them for the pleather dress I was making, since one does not want to make unnecessary pin holes in leather, real or fake. Here is a close-up of a clip holding the hem in place for topstitching.

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This first pleather project was a learning experience in finding the best needle to use (I used a quilting needle) and how to handle the stretch of the fabric, the drag of the plastic side (use a teflon foot) and getting a zipper in smoothly (I did it by hand because that was the only way I could get it in smoothly.)

I still have fabric left, so I think I will do a simple pencil skirt and try an invisible sipper next. Now off to take some pictures for the home decorating contest!

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This is really beautiful thanks for sharing @fiberfrau

I thought "pleather" was a typo at first, but when I looked at the photo I realized the material was not actually "leather" and a google search confirmed that p(u)leather is a "thing" in the fashioin industry! !ALIVE

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Sorry, I throw around fiber jargon without remembering most people don't live immersed in fabric and yarn!