How do I make my knit fabric lay flat?
A rotary cutter, which looks a bit like a pizza cutter, is great for knits as the fabric can stay flat during cutting – rather than being lifted up by the scissor blade – so it won’t stretch out of shape. Simply roll it firmly along the lines to cut out your pieces.
How do you keep fabric edges from curling?
Remove clothes while still slightly damp to avoid over drying that can cause shrinkage that leads to curling. Skip the dryer completely and allow laundry to air dry. When hanging clothes to dry, gently tug the fabrics to create a smooth finish and hang appropriately so more wrinkling does not occur.
How do I stop my velvet from curling?
Here are some ironing solutions.
- Steam is your best friend! …
- To protect the right side of your fabric while you steam the wrong side, try placing a scrap of your velvet with the pile facing up to help prevent your fabric from getting crushed.
- Alternately, try using a towel or piece of terry cloth to press.
How do you knit a scarf without the edges curling?
Put fabric backing or sewing tape on the wrong side of the scarf. Some scarves will stop curling if you add a little weight to one side of the scarf. Use sewing tape or stitch fabric backing onto the wrong side of the scarf. Place the tape or fabric along the edges of the scarf to stop them from curling.
Which way knit fabric curls?
Knit fabric, especially single-knit jersey, is known for its characteristic curling or rolling at the fabric edges. Typically, jersey knit selvages roll toward the “wrong” side of the fabric while cut edges curl toward the “right” side when the fabric is stretched.
Can you use straight stitch on stretch fabric?
Use stitches that will hold the stretch of the fabric – the stitches need to stretch with the fabric, so they don’t pucker and break. If you must sew with a straight stitch, then hold the material taut, but don’t pull it.