A question for you experts from an old sewer but a new member.
I just finished a beautiful pair of white microfiber pants. According to Sandra Betzena’s book “Fabric Savvy” you should not use steam on microfiber, and I didn’t. I followed her other instructions, but the seams still pucker a little. When I tried steam on a scrap the finish was changed. Except for not breathing, but fabric drapes beautifully and feels good. Any tips on pressing?? Please.
I don't know if Sandra Betzina mentions this, but I find that microfiber can be so drapy that it almost behaves like a knit. Often, if you don't put a little zigzag into the seam, it will not be able to stretch along with the rest of the garment. I have learned that when stitching long seams on microfiber, I get less of the pucker effect by using the narrowest zigzag stitch, but an ordinary stitch length.
Makes sense. Thank you! I'll rip out a couple of seams and try that. Can't wait.
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