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pressing ultrasuede

duderancher | Posted in General Discussion on

I am sewing a vest from ultrasuede and am concerned about pressing seams. It has princess lines so has some curved seams. Can anyone please help me. I do not want to mark it.

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  1. JanF | | #1

    You've probably tried this - but I was taught to put thin card uder the seam allowance before pressing and a dry cloth under a damp one (dry next to fabric) - but obviously try it on spare fabric first!

    If its very curved, use the edge(point) of your ironing board to help keep the shape. A pad of fabric held in your hand under the seam can be used also - but it needs to be big and dont steam yourself in the process. Officially you should use what they call a tailor's ham - but they're expensive!

    This might have been of some help - Jan

  2. autumn | | #2

    I've always understood that you do NOT press ultrasuede. I made my new son-in-law a shirt from ultrasuede for his wedding, and also made my daughter's wedding dress from ultraleather. I just pressed with my fingers, or you could pound it gently. I think a hot iron would absolutely ruin it. You can dampen the seam before finger-pressing.

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