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Working with peachskin?

SherryV | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi all,

Was wondering if you could share any experience with peachskin?  Is it difficult to sew?  Press?  DD wants a button-up blouse in peachskin, collar, darts.  I’ve never made a blouse like this before and am concerned about the poly.  I prefer the forgiveness of natural fibers when trying new things!  Any thoughts?

Thanks,

SherryV

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    Thimblefingers | | #1

    My experience is that Peachskin can be a little difficult to work with.  You definitely want to use a Microtech needle (for microfibres).  Use a new one and if it gets dull during the project, cange it.  Also use cotton thread, loosen your thread tensions a bit and stretch the fabric as you sew it as it tends to pucker.  Lengthwise seams are the most likely to do this.  I also use a smaller stitch length - 1 1/2 - 2 mm.  Good luck!  Peachskin is lovely when it's sewn up. 

    1. SherryV | | #2

      Thanks for the input!!!  Defnitely helps.  Just wondering, though, why cotton thread?  :)

       

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        Thimblefingers | | #3

        Cotton thread doesn't stretch as it goes through the sewing machine mechanisms so helps to prevent puckering once the seam is sewn.  A couple other tips that I thought of afterwards - use fine sharp pins to pin and make sure your scissors are really sharp otherwise cutting will be difficult.  Hope these help!

  2. mem | | #4

    I would use a walking foot too as the layers move on each other.

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