TIPS AND IDEAS
Dupioni is about the world's champion in fraying - I suggest that you back your dupioni with a light weight knitted fusible. Available in our Store
We use FRENCH FUSE love the results
Sullivans Spray Fabric Stabilizer is a top Favorite with our customers who use Silk Fabrics
Before you begin, there are a few things to keep in mind while sewing
silks. A simple way to ensure good stitch quality is to adjust the
stitch length. For silks, shorten the stitch length to 2mm; you’ll have
fewer puckers. As you sew, hold the fabric both in front of and behind
the needle to give the fabric a little tension. Don’t pull the fabric
through the machine—just lightly guide it.
After you sew any seam, press it flat to meld the stitches before you proceed to the next step.
I prefer to use IB C glass-head silk pins.
Be sure to change your pins often.
each project with a new needle, and adjust the size according to the
weight of the fabric. A universal needle, size 70/10, is a good starting