Sheer fabrics are so pretty but working with them is not always user friendly. Here are some tips for sewing with organza and other sheer fabrics.
Tips For Sewing With Organza
I love sheer fabrics, especially organza which is super great to use in holiday projects or festive garments. But sewing it can be such a big pain and the thought of it might scare you off, especially if you are not as experienced in working with such fabrics. Use these tips for sewing with organza to conquer your fears and make beautiful projects for yourself or your home.
I’m not an experienced sewist so I used organza in a pretty simple project because I didn’t want to venture too far for now, I need a little practice before moving forward with larger and more difficult projects like garments. My house needed some curtains and I wanted to make them myself. These tips for sewing with organza proved to be very helpful and while the project took me some time to finish, I’m pretty pleased with the result.
I think organza was the best match for this particular project since it’s sheer, has lot of body and not much drape. Organza is typically available in several different fibers with most common being silk, nylon and polyester. Silk is the softest while nylon or polyester offer a crisper hand. Mine was nylon which was just great for what I needed and wanted in my curtains.
There are also matte and shimmery types and some are embellished with design motifs making organza perfect to use in formal wear. No matter your choice, these simple tips for sewing with organza will get you through your project successfully!