Sew with Poplin

How to Sew Poplin Fabric

poplinPoplin is one of the most versatile fabric you can play with. It can be made from cotton or polyester and while it is thin, it is very durable. This gives you the freedom to do almost anything that you want from it. Being wrinkle-free, it has high demands for uniforms, outdoor uses and even as table skirt! Poplin fabric is easy to sew because you do not need any special thread or needle to do the job.


1. Lay your fabric flat on the table. Smooth out the fabric and get rid of any wrinkles.

2. Pin your pattern pieces to poplin fabric. It would be easy to do so since it will not slide around.

3. Follow your pattern’s directions for sewing your garment.  Iron any seams according to the pattern’s directions.

4. Try on your garment. Make any adjustments to the fit as necessary. Poplin looks best when tailored well with crisp, clean lines.


Other References on How to Sew Poplin

Spoonflower blog – Fabric Project Ideas

http://blog.spoonflower.com/Sep 24

Layer the poplin, backing, and batting together in one “sandwich” in this order: Batting on the bottom, then backing with right side facing up, then poplin with right side facing down. I used 2 yards of Spoonflower cotton poplin printed with my daughter’s choice of Heidi Kenney’s Bunny Bunch design.

Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing – Pink Floral Wiggle Dress

http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/May 29

First, it’s made from this really lovely pink floral cotton poplin, marked Ascher Studio in the selvage (just like this other floral dress I made). I just sewed two pieces of fabric into a rectangle, leaving a space to turn them right sides out. Then, I closed up the hole by hand sewing.

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