Lightweight fabrics cares


Dreamers! this post refers to the cares and tips that we consider essential to work with lightweight fabrics. Check out all the info below.

It’s very important to know the care required by the fabrics with which we work

  • Applying them in each of our work the results will be excellent.
  • We will save time by reducing the difficulties that may arise in the process of making.
  • We will expand the amount of fabrics with which we work
  • And over time we will have more confidence to develop more difficult garments.

Use this tip on fabrics as:

  • Chiffon
  • Charmuse
  • Georgette
  • Voile
  • Organdy
  • Among others

Within this classification are fine, transparent or soft fabrics, which can be made of natural or synthetic fibers.

These must be handled with certain care, to be able to work them it’s necessary:


Check that the fabric comes in perfect condition before starting to cut.



Use sharp scissors to obtain clean cuts, to cut small pieces, it is better to use a rotary cutter.


When pinning the pieces, use long, thin and very sharp pins, set in the seam allowances to avoid damaging the fabric.


The ideal seams for this type of fabrics are french seams or flat seams, as they are less visible.

Check this post, where you can find and learn how to sew a french seam step-by-step.


For machine sewing, we recommend using standard fine needles or special microtex needles and using straight stitch.



When sewing, line up the edge with the back of the presser foot to prevent the fabric from getting stuck in the feed dogs.


While sewing, gently stretch the fabric to eliminate possible gathering at the seams.



When preparing the bobbin, do it slowly to avoid thread tension and puckering of the fabric.

And that's it!

Follow these care steps, and we promise you perfect results in your following sewing projects with lightweight fabrics.

We hope the content of this post will help you so much.

See you in the next post! Bye for now!

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