Silk is one of the favorite fabrics among our clients. Tissura offers a wide range of silk fabrics from European manufacturers in various colors and patterns. Try out the filters to find exactly what you need.
At the 1st time, it’s recommended to use dry-cleaning to fix the colorant.
Not all silk fabrics are washable. You can wash only chiffon and crushed chiffon with a plain weave. Note that if the fabrics are embroidered, they are not washable too.
(up to 30°С) with a mild detergent.
Take a swatch of your silk fabric and make a test wash. Use lukewarm water up to 30° C with a mild detergent. After washing, to keep the natural luster use 1 teaspoon of vinegar per 10 liters of water.
Do not bleach and soak a fabric, it can damage the fibers.
Rinse gently, dry silk fabrics on a towel.
Press a fabric at a temperature below 110° C when it is slightly wet or use a wet pressing cloth (on and under a fabric) in the warp direction.
Silk satin and silk velvet fabrics are delicate, so it's better not to press them but steam (with a garment steamer only).
Before cutting silk fabrics, you need to make a wet pressing.
Sharp scissors are your best friend.
Pins and needles should be extra- or ultra-fine. Use a smooth thread of high quality.
When sewing, use a thin and sharp needle, choose a longer stitch length. You may also apply a special plastic presser foot to ease the process.
Use fusible interfacing for a collar, overlay, belt or cuffs.