NEW, MORE CONCENTRATED
fabric to stiffen it for a multitude of sewing projects, including
It is the only
patented water-soluble product for penetrating fabric to stiffen it for
sewing. Our new thicker solution provides maximum stabilization-greater
stiffness in only one application.
product for perfect stitches and no puckering on machine
embroidery, appliqués, patchwork, heirloom sewing, rolled edge serging,
and more. It stabilizes even the sheerest and stretchiest of
fabrics. Non-toxic, non allergenic & environmentally safe. It is
safe to use on most washable fabrics. Test first on a scrap.
32-ounce bottle $29.95
How to use PerfectSew
EASY TO USE: Work on a smooth, non-porous surface such as a
laminate counter top or a piece of plastic to avoid waste.
SPREAD IT ONTO FABRIC: For lightweight fabrics, fold into fourths
and pour PerfectSew in the middle. Spread with your fingers. Pour
onto a single layer on heavier fabrics then spread. Saturate the
fabric in area to be stitched. NOTE: Do not put into a spray bottle.
Eventually it will clog unless you dilute it a lot.
DRY IT: Hang to dry. Speed up drying with a hair dryer.
SEW IT: For optimum pucker prevention, press with a dry iron just
before sewing to completely remove moisture and wrinkles. The fabric
will be "crisp."
RINSE IT: After embroidering or sewing, machine wash the fabric to
completely remove PerfectSew. Or, rinse out in lukewarm running
water. It will probably be necessary to machine wash the finished
item for complete removal.
Always use a new fine needle when embroidering. If cutting fibers
is a problem, sew more slowly to allow fibers a chance to be pushed out
of the way by the needle. Do a test sample on fine fabrics first.
■ Machine embroidery on fashion, appliqué, pin tucks,
heirloom sewing, and Battenberg lace.
(The butterfly here was cut
out after it was embroidered.
The PerfectSew was left in to
keep it stiff.)
■ Prevents puckers when machine stitching or embroidering
■ Perfect for embroidering sheer fabrics as there is nothing
to tear away.
■ To make sheer fabrics easier to cut, dilute PerfectSew, dip
fabric into it, then let dry and press.
■ Better stitching on knits. (Use a stable layer underneath to
■ A temporary adhesive to join fabrics in appliquéing and
sewing or hemming bias seams or slippery fabrics. For appliquéing,
apply more PERFECT SEW to the area already treated, dried, and
ironed. Place fabrics in position. Join instantly with a hot iron.
The appliqué stays in place; the fabric won't stretch or pucker
while satin stitching.
■ Dip silk chiffon into diluted Perfect Sew to slightly
stiffen it to make it easier to work with.
3 1/2" Gold Embroidery Scissors
Thirty years ago, Pati Palmer came across these wonderfully elegant
scissors when she met the artisan in the Northern Italian Alps. Lion's
tail handles are 24k gold plated; blades are nickel-plated forged