Velvet Sewing Dilemma – distortion of fabrics
I am having a very hard time getting lining sewn to silk/rayon velvet. I get stretching and size distortion. (p.s.It IS on grain – both pieces.) I have tried the following: basting, pinning very close, Sulky tear away on back (glue from Sulky adhered to lining fabric after paper torn away-chemicals to release Sulky glue would damage velvet and color), Sulky worked great on back of velvet though, oddly enough. walking foot. stretching it as I sewed, velvet on top, velvet on bottom. Nada. So out come the stitches again. It all seems to stretch out when I try to both pin or sew. The fabrics act like a relaxing cat. Any ideas out there? I am hesitant to try spray glue. Closed work area and I have been told it can stain some silks. Thanks!