Here’s How You Can Sew Using Tulle

Tulle is a highly decorative material that can be used in many different ways. It can be used to create dresses such as tutus, gowns, can be used to decorate all sorts of items to beautify a room, and it is an ever-present material that is used during weddings. In fact, during weddings, you’ll find tulles everywhere from the bridal gown to the veil, tables, arches, and even chairs. Tulle comes in many different variations and qualities. They could be stiff and thick or soft and flowing. If you are thinking about sewing tulle, you should first understand its purpose in the project. What you should know about tulle is that they’re tricky and challenging to sew. But it isn’t impossible to do and all you need to do is to follow these steps:

  1. Because tulle can attract static electricity quite a lot, you would need to counter this using a spray bottle filled with water. You do not have to soak the tulle. Just a light spray or mist will suffice.
  2. Tulle shouldn’t be ironed or pressed because it has a low melting threshold. If you want to remove wrinkles from tulle, try steam. You can also use a pressing cloth if you have no choice but to iron.
  3. You can use a rotary cutter and a self-healing mat if you don’t want the material to shift whilst you are cutting.
  4. Tulle material can be very slippery that is why they are tricky to sew. If you don’t want it to shift or snag, try placing a piece of transparent tape on the presser foot. ‘
  5. If you don’t want the material to get caught in the feed dogs and jam your sewing machine, what you can do is place a piece of seam binding under the fabric. This will act as support for the stitching.
  6. With tulle, you do not have to finish the edges as it does not fray. Doing so would provide better results.
  7. If you are hand sewing, use a larger needle and a thicker thread.
  8. You can add more layers and make the project fuller by using your ruffle foot and gathering more than what you need in length.
  9. For sewing machines, use the longest stitching length setting. Wide zigzags stitches are preferred in both hand and machine sewing.
  10. Use several safety pins to secure the tulle material in the base fabric. As you go on, you can start to remove the pins one-by-one.
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