100% Grade A Silk 42/44 Inches wide 5 Yard Minimum
Silk Chiffon Petal Flutter Fabric is a sheer, three-dimensional fabric consisting of crinkle chiffon petal motifs topstitched in a linear pattern along a flat silk chiffon bed.This fabric comes in 26 different color variations ranging from dyed to match flat color, tonal petals, ombre dip dye and tie-dye. This is a unique and textural fabric ideal for eveningwear, lingerie, bridal/wedding, and home decor. 5 yard minimum purchase.
Smooth texture on chiffon base - crinkle chiffon petals have soft textural ridges and are three dimensional on the fabric
Has a velvety sheen due to the way the silk filaments reflect light, but is not particularly shiny
This fabric is ideal as an overlay fabric on top of a matching plain chiffon or a lining - consider using for a soft flowing skirt, wedding veil, or luxurious robe!
Does not lend itself to garments that are tailored or require a lot of precise seaming - best to use this fabric with as few seams as possible.
If garment requires interfacing, we recommend using silk organza for sew-in interfacing
Take care when sewing to not catch petals in the sewing maching - we recommend hand basting all pattern pieces together with a sharp, fine needle before machine sewing to make sure petals lay flat
You can create volume in this very thin fabric by utilizing soft tucks, shirring, or sewing it with multiple layers - but see our above tip about keeping those petals flat!
Because of its loose structure, fabric tends to move when laid out for cutting. Layer the fabric between two sheets of tissue thin paper before cutting to stabilize. Hold fabric in place using fabric weights or fine, sharp pins (like our extra fine pins). Keep cut fabric pieces pinned to tissue paper until right before you’re ready to sew
Use tissue paper as backing when sewing seams together to help stabilize fabric – tear away once seam is secure
It’s best to only cut one layer at a time to avoid grain distortion.
Use a new, thin needle when sewing this fabric to avoid snags– especially when machine sewing
Use cotton, or cotton-covered polyester thread when sewing
Hold thread ends when beginning to avoid accidental shirring
The best finishes for chiffon are French seams, very narrow hems (1/8”), or purl stitch. Take care if using a hemming foot that petals are basted down to lay flat ahead of time.
Hand washing may cause water spots, check a small piece to check. Dry clean recommended.