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HI DARLINGS! I came across this fabric at Joann and I knew I had to have it. I immeditaly saw my SIMPLICITY #9701 pattern in my head. Sewing with mesh fabric can be a bit tricky, but the results are worth the effort. Using printed mesh fabric can create stunning and unique designs that are perfect for a so many projects. Today I will share my thoughts on how to sew with mesh fabrics.


First, let's talk about the different types of mesh fabric available. Mesh fabric is made up of a series of small holes that allow air and moisture to pass through. It'S often used in athletic wear and as a lining for jackets and bags. There are several different types of mesh fabrics, including nylon, polyester, and spandex. Each has its own characteristics, so it's important to choose the right one for your project. This mesh has a great amount of stretch which makes a perfect bodycon dress.


Once you pick out your mesh fabric, it's time to start sewing. One of the most important things to keep in mind when sewing with mesh fabric is to choose the right needle! A universal needle will work, but a ballpoint needle or stretch needle is best. These needles have a rounded tip that will glide over the fabric without snagging or catching.

When sewing, be sure to handle the fabric gently to avoid snagging or stretching. I snagged my fabric on my wedding ring so be careful! Use a zigzag stitch or an overlock stitch to finish the raw edges of the fabric or you can also use a french seam to finsh. Be sure to test your stitch on a scrap piece of fabric before sewing your final project. You may need to adjust your tension or stitch width to find the right balance.

Finally, when it's time to press your fabric, be sure to use a pressing cloth. The heat from the iron can melt or distort the mesh fabric, so it's important to protect it with a layer of fabric, I like to use a piece of organza as my pressing cloth. Use a low heat setting and move the iron quickly over the fabric.

When it comes to lining I used a nude stretch lining but you could use a contrast color lining or even leave your garment unlined if you lan to wear it over a dress or leggings.

Sewing with mesh fabric and prints can be a fun and rewarding experience. By choosing the right fabric, print, and sewing techniques, you can create unique and beautiful projects that are sure to stand out. This print was so fun and retro so I paired it with my DIY SHOES whihc you can read about in this POST


Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments.


Mimi G


Anna Kena
Anna Kena
5 days ago

The author provides valuable tips for sewing with mesh fabric, emphasizing the importance of choosing the right needle, handling the fabric gently, and using a pressing cloth when ironing, much like the meticulous attention to detail required in the rice purity test. Additionally, the advice on selecting the appropriate lining and experimenting with different prints and sewing techniques adds a creative touch to the process. Overall, it's an informative and inspiring read for anyone interested in working with mesh fabric.


Dee P
Dee P
May 02, 2023

Thanks for the mesh sewing tips. I have some mesh fabric but haven't used it yet. Loving this pattern. I hope to make a dress for my upcoming vacation.


Speaking of power mesh, check out this website you will not be disappointed. It has over 400 shades of skin tone colors.


Unknown member
Apr 11, 2023

Love,Love, Love the dress, so cute. Thanks for the info. Can’t wait to try it.


Apr 10, 2023

Thanks for the information! I love the idea & will put it on my to do list! Using mesh in this way adds so many options!


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