Wild Ginger Software Forums
Wild Ginger Software Forums
Search Forums | Wiki | WG TV | Newsletter | Blog | Pinterest | Albums | Language
You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

sewing on chiffon
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   All Things Sewing - Public -> All Things Sewing General DiscussionMessage format
 
rockysanna
Posted 2010-09-21 1:41 PM (#66786)
Subject: sewing on chiffon



Veteran

Posts: 230
10010025
Location: GA Mom
This is a little late, but for future reference I want to know what you all do. I made my dress for my dd wedding (9/1 and it was lovely. I used PMB4 for the top and skirt. The skirt was a circle skirt of chiffon with a lining and a serger three thread rolled hem. Yes, it was CRAZY to use chiffon for a circle but I wanted somewhere below the knee and swishy. It ended up about 2 inches shorter than intended, still below knee and still wonderful....but never again. What is your favorite way to do a rolled hem on the serger with fabrics like chiffon?? (I should ad that my serger was doing fine and at some point after hemming several of the dresses - also chiffon - it lost it's mind.)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Barbie
Posted 2010-09-21 1:49 PM (#66787 - in reply to #66786)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon


Veteran

Posts: 208
100100
Location: Southern Illinois
I don't use the serger, I use the sewing machine with a small rolled hem foot. It is tricky and you must position your tongue just right.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
rowena___.
Posted 2010-09-21 2:14 PM (#66791 - in reply to #66786)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon



20001000500100100100
Location: music city, USA
in order, i prefer:

1--hand rolled hem with a pulled thread.
2--hand rolled hem with a commercial thread.

3--sewing machine rolled hem.

4--serger rolled hem with sewing thread.
5--serger rolled hem with serger thread.

these are also ordered from slowest to quickest.    i only hand roll hems that really matter, which to me means anything that will be worn often enough that i would see it over and over.  on something that will be worn only one or two times, i am not so picky.


Top of the page Bottom of the page
Karen Maslowski
Posted 2010-09-21 3:10 PM (#66794 - in reply to #66786)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon


Member

Posts: 2468
20001001001001002525
Location: Cincinnati, OH
I'm like Rowena, and prefer the handrolled hem.

The trick is to moisten it (spit, let's be honest here), and roll that way, which works great for a scarf. Or, make a line of machine stitching, trim, and then roll to that.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SueC56
Posted 2010-09-21 3:19 PM (#66795 - in reply to #66787)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon



Extreme Veteran

Posts: 549
50025
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Barbie, that's a great image!  :-P
Top of the page Bottom of the page
rowena___.
Posted 2010-09-21 5:08 PM (#66799 - in reply to #66786)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon



20001000500100100100
Location: music city, USA
having said all that, i just put a serger rolled hem with serger thread on a chiffon rehearsal skirt.  LOL  i'd have preferred to hand roll it but SOMEONE, and i'm not naming names here, was impatiently waiting to put on the skirt so she could be ready three hours in advance of her first dance class.  LOL


Top of the page Bottom of the page
Judy B
Posted 2010-09-21 8:26 PM (#66808 - in reply to #66786)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon


Elite Veteran

Posts: 884
500100100100252525
Location: Huntsville AL
Rowena
What is the differance between 1 and 2. I will have to look on the internet for how to do the rolled hem by hand. I usually just do it on the serger. But I have not worked with chiffon in years. I usually work with double georgette. After the last set I did with double georgette the price for having a double georgette skirt is going to double.
Judy
Top of the page Bottom of the page
rowena___.
Posted 2010-09-21 8:32 PM (#66810 - in reply to #66808)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon



20001000500100100100
Location: music city, USA
1 uses a thread that is pulled from the fabric itself.  it makes an invisible stitch if you don't pull it too tightly.

2 uses thread from a spool.  i have never mastered the art of using spool thread on chiffon and making it disappear.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
Barbie
Posted 2010-09-22 11:03 AM (#66909 - in reply to #66810)
Subject: RE: sewing on chiffon


Veteran

Posts: 208
100100
Location: Southern Illinois
Would love to try the pulled thread technique, unfortunately, time constraints and customers pocketbook usually put us into a "giter dun" situation.



Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version

(Delete all cookies set by this site)
© 1995-2018 Wild Ginger Software, Inc. All rights reserved.