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Sewing with corduroy

Lesley | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi everyone
I’m just about to make a jacket in lightweight corduroy. I know it should be pressed on the inside to avoid spoiling the nap but how do I press the top side of the seams? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. None of my (many)<sigh> books have helped.
Lesley

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  1. cynthia2 | | #1

    Hi Lesley,

    I'm just finishing a corduroy jacket.  I just have to hem it and sew on the buttons this evening.  I placed a fluffy terrycloth bath towel underneath the fabric when I pressed on the wrong side.  This helped protect the nap from being crushed.  For pressing on the right side, I used an upright steamer.  If your handheld iron produces good steam, though, you could also steam the outside of the garment with that.  By testing on a scrap of corduroy I found that if I pressed the iron to the right side of the fabric, no matter how lightly, it changed the texture.  So I'd definitely stick with steam when you're working on the right side.  Best,  Cynthia.

    1. Lesley | | #2

      Thanks Cynthia, that's really good advice. My iron does steam vertically so I'll give it a try.
      Lesley

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