Vampire Family Costumes
Tips for sewing with costume fabric:
- More distinctive or large print fabrics work better with simpler pattern styles.
- When working with an unfamiliar fabric type, or a tricky fabric, practice on scraps and make adjustments before starting the project.
- Refer to the end of the bolt for fabric care each time making a purchase.
- On washable fabrics, use a glue stick instead of pins to hold trims or lace in place while sewing. The first washing will remove the glue.
- When sewing with lace, use a zig zag stitch to ensure that the lace is being secured to its adjoined fabric with every stitch.
- When sewing with fur, first determine the direction of the nap (the direction the fur falls) and then trace the pattern on the back side of the fabric.
- Add at least a 1/2" seam allowance on patterns that use fur as the fabric.
- Sewing with leather takes precision. Practice stitching on a scrap piece of the leather desired for a project before sewing the actual garment or accessory to prevent mistake ‘holes’ throughout the finished piece.
- Iron fabric before cutting it out.