Rayon

Is there anything more luxurious than wearing a beautiful, light, silky dress or skirt to the beach or out to lunch, in summer? Rayon has a forgiving drape that flows  over your curves and has flattering movement when worn. Rayon is the perfect fabric for the warmer months and hotter climates because it is beautiful and soft, absorbent and breathable. 

SOLD PER METRE ONLY ($28/M) Multiple qtys will be cut as a continuous length where possible. If there are any discrepancies when we receive the fabric that prevent this from happening, we will endeavour to contact you prior to finalising your order to discuss options with you.

COMPOSITION: 100% Rayon
WIDTH: 142cm (+/-5cm)
WEIGHT: 155 gsm - a slightly heavier rayon that isn't too transparent in the darker print options.
PLEASE NOTE PRIOR TO PURCHASE: Pre-washing is recommended to avoid fabric shrinking on your finished product. Please allow up to 10% shrinkage on all fabrics. We do try and keep our cuts generous to allow for some of the fabric shrinkage that may occur.
PLEASE ALLOW: and understand there may be variations with ink colours between print runs and between different fabric bases. Colours may differ between your monitor or phone display and the finished print. This is something that while we do try to minimise occurring, can happen with custom digital printing and is out of our control. This is not seen nor considered a fabric fault and will not be regarded as such.

 

What are some ideas I can make with this fabric?

Any garment that has a loose, comfortable flow. Dresses, skirts, camisoles, blouse, scarves, tunics, lingerie, wraps, robes etc.

Rayon has a gorgeous, luxurious feel to it, holds shape, colour and integrity, wears well, and is wrinkle resistant.

To note too, rayon can shrink, so always pre-wash and take care when washing. It has no stretch, though there is a lot of movement in the fabric and can be challenging to sew with. 

WASHING AND CARE OF RAYON FABRIC - (use as a guide only)

Pre-wash fabric the same way you would intend to wash your finished product. Rayon is known to shrink, opt for a cool, silk/wool cycle. Avoid excessive heat as this will only cause the fabric to shrink excessively.

We recommend machine washing fabrics with like colours on a cool, gentle cycle. Avoid any harsh detergents, bleach or softeners. White vinegar works great to retain absorbency and softness while baking soda will help to deodorise any stubborn smells from the fabric. Do not wring fabrics out, simply shake out creases and line dry immediately after washing, in shade and inside out to best retain fabric colour and integrity.

Can be tumble dried without heat and ironed on a cool synthetic setting.

 

SEWING TIPS FOR YOUR RAYON FABRIC

Always pre-wash Rayon as it will shrink quite a lot.

Rayon can be a little challenging at first so make a coffee and approach with patience. Start with a sharp 70/10 needle. Rayon tends to slip and shift a lot, so use plenty of pins, a mat, rotary cutter and sturdy fabric weights. 

If you need to press your work as you go, use a low setting as excessive heat will cause permanent shiny marks on your fabric. Do not drag the iron over the fabric as it will encourage it to warp, but rather lift and press as you need.

Use a slightly shorter stitch to prevent any fraying up to the seams and try not to push, pull or warp the fabric as you sew. French seams are not necessary, but will help to protect your seams from wanting to fray.

If you can, hang and let your garment rest for at least a day before hemming. This will allow the fabric to settle.

 

Have fun and happy sewing!