How to handle nylon chiffon

Chiffon fabric is one of the hardest fabrics to handle. Not only because it is slippery like silk but because of its fragility and thinness.  If you already have some experience with chiffon, then you understand but if it is your first time, you may be a little frustrated if you try to achieve perfection. One of the best things that you can do is to starch the fabric. However, this trick is limited to nylon chiffon garments that can be washed when the garment is completed.


Fabric Care: Handling nylon chiffon fabric

1. Lay the fabric on a straight table and straighten the fabric. Press the iron down then lift it, repeating this process. DO NOT drag the iron over the fabric.

2. Starch the chiffon. This will make the fabric easier to work with.

2 Responses to “How to handle nylon chiffon”

  1. Kirsten Longly says:

    Another trick for Chiffon in general (especially silk chiffon is using either a miniature serrated scissor or a roller cutter. If you lay out the fabric first and draw on your pattern and then stabilize the seams with a stay stitch before cutting you will have better success in making your final garment.

  2. Great suggestions, Kirsten! Didn’t even think about the roller cutter.