I recently read a post that was talking about how important it is to use better fabrics. Someone was mentioning that polyester is bad news and difficult to sew. Well, I have a large stash of material and some polyester, and will have to say I did go for cheap. I would love any tips about sewing with polyester. I really like the material and plan to start cutting it out yesterday, but everytime I go to the internet, I start reading about sewing, or looking at material on sale, and haven’t started yet.
It is a thin, silky slippery material. Would a walking foot help? I have one, but haven’t used it yet. Do I use temporary spray adhesive to keep material together to sew a seam? I did end up using that last year on slippery velvet-I do have some Sulky. I’ve also read to start sewing on a scrap of fabric first, so beginning of stitching doesn’t get stuck in the hole plate? Would I need to backstitch then right away after I start sewing on the polyester? Can I use a double needle hem? Should I staystitch and use either straight or bias, also, or is staystitching enough? I was wondering if I should use french seams on it, since it is semi-sheer? I seem to have a fear of polyester since reading that post, and had almost decided to use this cotton fabric I don’t like as well. Ha! Please help!!
Edited 11/29/2003 12:12:05 PM ET by Deb