Description : A firmly woven and textured fabric made of bouclé wool yarns. Bouclé does not crease easily, but resists wrinkles. It has a tendency to pill and sag.
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Dyes, color treatment and washing characteristics : Washing changes the look and feel of the fabric - therefore preshrink using steam or via dry cleaning.
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Cutting properties : You may lay out a double layer for most bouclé fabrics.
Sewing challenges : Bouclé is a forgiving fabric to sew, as its irregular structure will hide problem stitches. Polyester thread will stretch nicely with this fabric. The lower of two layers will tend to creep - to avoid this, use an even-feed foot and hold the fabric firmly both in front and behind as the fabric advances through the presser foot. Use embroidery thread or cord to make buttonholes that stand out more from the fabric. You may need to stabilize the fabric with some lightweight selvage when sewing in a zipper. You will need to underline many garments in order to keep their shape. Bouclé fabrics are easily damaged during pressing - use a press cloth made of wool and avoid using steam. Use sew-in, fusible, hair canvas or weft-insertion interfacing. Handstitch the hem, and serge or zigzag seam edges unless there is a lining.
Example creations : Green jacket, Scarf, Tote bag,
Uses worldwide : Dressy jackets, coats, skirts and dresses
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