Slinky Fabric requires special handling

Sometimes excellent seamstresses ask me to sew Slinky fabric for them because they are afraid of it.

Follow these rules and you will have success sewing Slinky:

  1. Always use a press cloth when pressing Slinky fabric. It usually shines, and often melts.
  2. When using a press cloth, raise the setting of the iron one notch so that the heat of the iron can penetrate the press cloth and still be hot enough for the fabric underneath.
  3. Always topstitch hems on Slinky.  The drape of Slinky fabric causes it to slump against hidden hem stitches.


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