Voile Fabric Product Guide Video
Working with Voile Fabric
Like other sheer fabrics, there are a few tips and tricks when it comes to working with this material.
Care & Preparation
Pre-wash the fabric if you wish, using the method you plan to launder the finished garment. We generally recommend dry cleaning, but if you must, wash on a delicate cycle or hand wash in cold water and hang to dry.
When cutting Voile, use sharp shears and cut slowly, checking often to make sure that your fabric has not slipped. It is a great idea to mark out what you are cutting with a fabric marker beforehand, so you can see that your lines are straight. We also don’t recommend folding the fabric in half and cutting on the fold, because of how slippery this fabric can be.
Needle & Thread
Choose a fine (75/11 to 65/9) ball point needle when sewing with Voile and a quality polyester thread.
When pinning Voile, use lots of extra thin pins, preferably a silk pin, but anything size 17 and under would be well.
When you’re ready to sew, you want to use a lower the tension for a looser stitch that is less likely to pucker.
If you are having a hard time where the fabric keeps getting sucked into your machine, place tissue paper or fabric stabilizer on the bottom of your fabric and sew like normal. Then after you are done sewing you can just rip the paper away.
If you are working with a really delicate looking garment, don’t backstitch at the beginning and end. This can sometimes make the stitch look bulky. Instead, leave plenty of thread hanging loose and tie it off after you are done sewing.
When ironing Voile, we recommend using a damp press cloth on a low heat setting.