Cotton + Steel is releasing a new substrate to their bank of fabrics–rayon!
I was lucky to be able to sew up something with it before it hits the streets (this month).
Don’t be afraid of rayon! Use pins to keep your fabric where you want it and take your time, but if you pin, you can go a little faster. It isn’t too slippery (some rayons are and a bit more wrinkly for that matter).
Cotton + Steel has done an excellent job with this substrate, it feels so good, it has a great drape, it hangs nicely. Mmmmm hmmmm.
Care instructions: I pre-washed my rayon in cold water, gentle and tumble-dried it on low. Dry cleaning was recommended, but, ain’t nobody got time for that. I did read that one of the testers said to handle wet rayon delicately, we do have time for that. Rayon does shrink (a little) so, prewash it!
I noticed that Fancy Tiger Crafts has Frock for pre-order if you want to order it now.
You can look at the prints on Cotton + Steel’s site, take a few minutes to read/see the other Frock fabric projects in action:
and stay tuned for the 3 more projects on the Frock Fabric Tour:
February 5 Anna Graham – Noodlehead
February 6 Oliver + S – Oliver + S
Thanks to Cotton + Steel for the fabric, Amy Baldwin for letting my family run all over The Artifactory for these photos, Robin for moral support, & Jimmy for taking pictures with specific instruction