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Helpful Hints for Sewing Silk

Sandra Betzina, TV host and author, takes some of the guesswork out of sewing with this slippery fabric

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Shifting fabric, snags, and puckered seams are just a few of the pitfalls in working with silk. In this video, Sandra Betzina, host of HGTV's Sew Perfect and author of Fabric Savvy, offers tips to help you sew silk with the confidence of a pro. From choosing the right needle, thread, and stabilizer, to preshrinking and final pressing, Sandra simplifies this intimidating process.

In her book Fabric Savvy, Sandra details the right method for every step of the sewing process for 85 types of fabric.