Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a sewing enthusiast, wool is genuinely a wonderful fabric to work with.
Besides crocheting and knitting, a ball of woollen yarn can let you stitch the attire of your dreams. With various blends, patterns, weights and weaves, the woollen fabric allows sewers to make anything they want.
Even though professionals don’t face many issues while working with wool, beginners might find it slightly intimidating. Unlike sewing other fabrics and materials, wool has some peculiarities that make it challenging for beginners.
However, if you’re a newbie who has just ventured into sewing school and been handed an intimidating sewing project with wool, don’t worry. In this article, we’ll let you in on a few tips and tricks that you must know while sewing with wool.
So, grab a cup of coffee and begin reading!
Tips For Sewing With Wool
1. Choose The Right Pattern
Since wool is available in many weaves, blends, weights, getting your hands on the right pattern will not be challenging. Hence, make sure you decide wisely and choose the one for your woollen sewing project.
If you think you can use only bulky woollen materials to perfect your sewing project, give it another thought. That’s because you can design coats, dresses, skirts, trousers, and caps using finer woollen materials too. That said, choose a unique pattern so that you can learn a few cool techniques as you go about it.
2. Prewash Woollen Fabric
Like other fabrics, the woollen fabric also shrinks when exposed to water. And that’s why the first thing you must do before sitting down to sew is to wash or dry clean it.
By doing so, your woollen fabric will have the right amount of fit and stretch. So, whether you’re stitching a snuggly coat or trousers, you won’t face any issues while working on it.
3. Use Sharp Scissors To Cut Woollen Fabric
Want to sew woollen jackets? Don’t forget to keep a sharp scissor by your side when you cut and measure the wool. That’s because woollen fabrics are thick, and blunt scissors do no good when it comes to cutting them. And woollen fabrics are unforgiving, so there isn’t any room for mistakes.
A rotary cutter and a cutting mat will also prove beneficial for cutting straight edges. However, if you don’t have a rotary cutter, make sure you have the sharpest pair of scissors.
4. Using The Right Needle Is Important
When working with wool, it’s important to have suitable needles. Since it is heavier than other fabrics, make sure you have a heavy ballpoint needle in the sewing machine. Having the right one in the sewing machine will let you complete your sewing projects in a breeze.
5. Test Your Sewing Machine
Lastly, you’ll be sewing a bulky fabric, so your sewing machine must function correctly. Hence, check it thoroughly before you start sewing. Else, your project will come to a halt midway.
Sew With Wool!
There you have all the pro tips and tricks for sewing with wool.
Whether you want to sew a casual or formal garment, wool is a powerhouse fabric. Sewing with wool is somewhat challenging, but with practice, hard work and dedication, anyone can become an expert in it.
Follow the tips and tricks, and we’re confident you’ll ace your sewing game. That said, we’ll wrap up for the day.
If you need any help, reach out to our team anytime.
Till then, happy designing!