Why I Never Tried to Sew Chiffon Fabric
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  • Posted January 15, 2016
Why I Never Tried to Sew Chiffon Fabric

The Sewing Challenge with Chiffon Fabrics

The Sewing Challenge with Chiffon Fabrics

I’m a huge fan of chiffon tops, particularly the ones that are made from genuine silk and cotton. Never go for synthetic ones because they may not be as airy and comfortable as how chiffon clothing should be. Despite my fondness for chiffon clothing, I have never dared to sew anything using the fabric myself. Here are the top reasons why:

  • It’s hard to find authentic chiffon fabric in my wholesale provider

As much as I’ve been using chiffon in my tops and some dresses, I admit that I have never mastered how to distinguish between genuine and synthetic ones. I would only know once I get to wear the piece and feel rather itchy and uncomfortable in it. With this, since I have never found the right fabric provider, I never dared buy.

  • Hard to deal with

Chiffon fabric is so light and a bit stretchy and slippery. They can be one of the most challenging fabrics to deal with when it comes to sewing. For those who have already tried and succeeded, I salute you! Mind you, chiffon fabrics are not selling cheap, too. So I am certainly not taking the risk of investing on it and just ruin it with my beginner sewing skills.

  • Limited sewing patterns available

Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely a lot of the sewing patterns available out there, which can be used on any type of fabric. However, I wanted to settle for something that was particularly made for chiffon fabrics, hoping to make the job easier. Unfortunately, some of the patterns I’ve seen were already available in my personal collection.

This is one of those instances when sometimes you just have to settle for buying instead of sewing. Of course, whenever possible, I would still love to sew things for myself and my loved ones. However, for some practical reasons, some things are just meant to be bought.


Kathy is fashion and lifestyle writer who has recently earned interest in sewing her own clothes. Writing for Sewing Ideas gives her another avenue to express her experiences and learning in her sewing journey.

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