How to Use Voile | Sewing Lessons


Hi, I’m Cynthia Mann and we’re here today
at Birch Fabrics in Paso Robles, California. This is also the home of Fabricworm.com. Hi, I’m Melissa Lunden; I’m the resident seamstress
here at Birch Fabrics. I teach sewing lessons here, prepare blog
tutorials and sew samples of Birch’s line of organic cotton. And I am here today to talk to you about sewing. So, let’s talk about how to use voile. Voile is a lightweight semi-sheer fabric that’s
made from cotton. As you can see, it’s got a beautiful drape. It’s a little bit sheer and if you could feel
it, you could tell that it’s got a really nice, smooth, a little slippery, silky feel
to it. A great way to use voile is for lightweight
summer clothing. You can use it for bath robes, night gowns. You can, some people have used it for making
baby quilts which would make it, make something so soft. If you’re using voile for sewing a garment,
you might want to line it since it is a little sheer and depending on what you’re making
and who you’re making it for, a little layer of modesty might be kinda nice. One of the things about voile is that because
it’s kinda silky and lightweight, it’s a little bit slippery so it does take a little while
to get used to working with it but after you tried it out a little bit, you get the hang
of it. You might need to pin it a little bit more
than maybe, you would a regular quilting weight cotton but it makes a really beautiful garment.