We’re mixing it up — this week’s Sew Together Tuesday video tutorial will be a little different from past episodes!
Our National Educator Teresa Coates won’t be sharing her usual step-by-step sewing project tutorial, instead she’ll be sharing her tips and tricks for sewing with our popular Luxe Cuddle® Milan minky plush fabric!
Why Milan, specifically? It’s a slight variation on our tradition Luxe Cuddle® fabric, which inherently requires some specific techniques while sewing with it.
In addition to a luxuriously-high pile, Luxe Cuddle® Milan is knitted with elastic so it’s extra stretchy and cascades into a rippling effect. This means you’ll have to adjust how you cut and sew with this fabric to account for the stretch — and Teresa will show you how!
Let’s get started.
Recommended Notions for Sewing with Luxe Cuddle® Milan
These products can be substituted for whatever works best for you, but here is what Teresa recommends for sewing with Luxe Cuddle® Milan minky fabric:
- 90/14 Stretch Needle — SCHMETZ
- 6” x 24” acrylic ruler
- Craft Knife — (SAC-1 OLFA)
- Fabric clips — (Wonder Clips - Clover)
- Felt tip marker
- Flower head pins — Clover
- Micro serrated scissors — Famore, Kai or Karen Kay Buckley
- Polyester thread — (Metrosene - Mettler)
- Self-healing cutting mat — OLFA
- Stiletto and pressing tool — ByAnnie
- Walking foot
Tips for Sewing with Luxe Cuddle® Milan
Click here or the “Download Now!” button below to download and print Teresa’s free Luxe Cuddle® Milan tip sheet.
Video: How to Sew with Luxe Cuddle® Milan
Mark your calendar — for the next episode of Season 7 of Sew Together Tuesday, Teresa will be going LIVE on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page and YouTube channel at 10 am PDT on November 23 to share her tips on how to sew with Luxe Cuddle® Milan minky plush fabric.
Can't make it? Check back here after her live video concludes for the embedded on-demand video.
Ready to start creating with Cuddle® minky fabric? Use our store locator to find a selection of Cuddle® minky fabric online or near you.