Not all fabric responds the way we would like. It seems that fabrics follow sewing machines in that no two are alike. What works for one fabric may not work for another because its composition is made up of different fibers.
Sewing with peach skin is an adventure all of its own. The fabric can tear, rip or unravel very quickly if you are not careful. The secret may be that you have to serge the fabric instead of doing regular sewing techniques.
To learn more about peach skin and its uses just continue to read our article. It is filled with the information you want so you can use the fabric in the best ways possible. Just keep in mind that peach skin may not act like other fabrics.
It is called peach skin because this fabric is made from a midweight woven polyester that is abraded until the surface is as fuzzy as a real peach. It is about the only fabric that will produce a peach fuzz feel when abraded.
When you abrade wool, you usually end up with wool flannel and when you abrade cotton, you get cotton flannel or cotton flannelette. Neither result will feel like the peach fuzz of a real peach. It is possible to abrade a heavyweight polyester and still get that peach fuzz texture.
The process of abrading uses emery or sandpaper covered rollers until the nap is raised.
Like other fabrics, you encounter peach skin that has a variety of uses. One use is for clothing items. You can make nice dresses, top blouses, and skirts with the fabric. You may need to use a lining so that the raised surface doesn’t scratch your skin.
Then if you already have enough clothes, you can use it for a variety of home needs. These include curtains to keep what you want private, private. Then it is a good fabric for pillowcases, bedsheets, quilts, and cushion covers. The peach fuzz texture should feel nice when you lay on it.
To dress up the fabric you can add embellishments like sequins and really make yourself or a loved one stand out. When sewing with the fabric you may want to use a smaller needle and longer stitches so there are fewer holes in the garment.
This is the good thing about peach skin fabric. It has a lot of uses and it shouldn’t go out of style. It is a good fabric to use when you want to present to the public a different fashion look through your new dresses, skirts or blouses.
While the fabric comes in some brilliant solid colors you can get different options using stripes or polka dots. Those different designs can spruce up your kids’ bedrooms by adding some flair to their bedroom sheets, pillowcases or even their curtains.
Also, you can use peach skin fabric to dress up your living room. Family room or study. The fabric’s deep solid colors add a little style to any room’s decor. If you put a little thought into it, you should be able to come up with some more handy uses that make your home sparkle.
Peach skin is developed through a process that can use emery cloth, sandpaper, and chemicals. That process doe snot harm any of the characteristics that come with the fabric. In fact, it may help develop them.
Once completing the process, peach skin can drape well as well as move fluidly. Those are two of the characteristics that make the fabric a good fit with suits and dresses.
Another characteristic is that this fabric does resist wrinkles to some extent. That cuts your ironing time down quite a bit. When used as sheets, your body still gets to breathe at night as the fabric is very breathable.
Also, the fabric is nice and soft which makes sleeping a lot more comfortable and you should be able to get a good night’s rest when using peach skin sheets and pillowcases. Finally, the fabric can be made into hypoallergenic and antimicrobial bed sets so even your allergy sufferer can sleep well.
If you have ever gently touched the skin of a real peach then you have a good idea of what peach skin fabric feels like. The fabric has a raised nap so that its result feels like velvet. The fabric is also very soft.
On top of that, the fabric also feels very comfortable to wear. It is perfect for layered dresses and gowns. Plus, its usual 1500 thread count makes any bed sheet feel like you are in the lap of luxury.
When you pull the bed sheet out of its package you can forget the breaking in period. That is how soft they feel even when brand new. People claim that they get a better night’s sleep because these sheets are very comfortable to lay on.
Try the fabric yourself and make your own decision. You may be surprised at how good they feel.
That is one of the key aspects of peach skin fabric. When turned into bedsheets and pillowcases you do not overheat. The fabric is very breathable and allows you to remain comfortable throughout the night.
The good news here is that breathable quality doesn't remove any of the softness or comfort you are supposed to get when you use this fabric for bed sheets and pillowcases.
That breathable characteristic should also transfer to your clothing items. You should be able to remain cooler when wearing a peach skin outfit. Peach skin is known to be more breathable and lighter than cotton and other fabrics you normally use for your clothing items.
Of course, the fabric remains hypoallergenic and antimicrobial so you can let everyone use that fabric for their garments.
The fabric may not be totally waterproof but it comes very close to being that way. When used as bed sheets the fabric has a wicking characteristic that helps get rid of any moisture you produce during the night.
It is made from polyester which has a reputation for being water-resistant. That factor allows you to wear peach skin garments when it is raining or snowing out. This feature also makes it a great fabric to use when you are doing yoga or other [physical activities.
The leggings using this fabric will wick moisture away from your body keeping you more comfortable as you work out. No matter your life situation you can find a friend in this fabric as it resists water and helps keep you healthy and germ-free.
Some people have complained that peach skin is a fragile fabric to work with. They say that they have pulled their blouse r dress out of the drawer, closet or suitcase and found tears in their clothing items.
Peach skin can indeed be a bit easy to ruin but with the proper sewing techniques, you may be able to postpone those mishaps for a little while longer. One such technique is to use longer stitch lengths.
Another is to use a microtex needle that is both sharp and very small. This change will keep the holes smaller and cleaner so that there is less chance of the fabric tearing, ripping or unraveling.
Next, instead of using a polyester thread, you can use a cotton variety. That way you cut the chance of the thread cutting the fabric down making your garment last a lot longer.
A final suggestion would be to try serging the fabric together. That way you get a strong stitch that should hold the fabric together.
One of the keys to sewing with peach skin fabric is to watch out for the ease measurement. Some people have only given themselves 3 inches only to find that the fabric is still too tight and it tears on them when they are not looking.
The way to tackle the ease issue is to take your first measurement standing up. Then take a second measurement sitting down. You will notice that on most women and men the measurements are going to be more than 3 inches different.
Whether you like it or not, you may have to add a little more fabric to make up that difference. Also, you can try to do a french seam. It may be a little more work but in the long run, it may pay off and your peach skin blouse, etc., will last a little longer.
Then you can try interfacing an inc wide lightweight strip along the seam. Making it a knit interface will help you keep the stretch you want in the fabric. Plus, the interface should strengthen the seam and keep it from tearing or unraveling.
It is a popular fabric for a lot of female sewers to turn to when they want to look good and have something soft next to their skin. The solid colors the fabric is sold in look great and have a very deep texture to them.
It is no wonder women want to wear peach skin clothing. They look better, feel better and they get water resistance and other positive characteristics that help them enjoy their day.
Buying peach skin fabric by the yard is not going to be a problem. Most prices that we saw were modestly priced and under the $10 mark. One wholesaler has the fabric prices at under $5 and the more you buy the cheaper the price.
As an example, if you buy 1 to 9 yards you are going to pay $4.99 per yard and if you buy over 100 yards you can expect to pay about $382. Amazon comes in at around $8.95 for some selections while others will be as low as $5.97
The Fashion Fabric Club has its price set at $5.95 per yard no matter which color or design you select. Finally, Mood fabric has a modest price as well. Most of its selection goes for about $5.99 a yard except for its camouflage option. That fabric will cost you between $13 and $16 a yard.
Then you should be able to find this fabric at your local fabric store, including the national chains. Joann lists some of their peach skin fabric at $12.99 per yard so you may be paying more when you go the national chain route.
Maybe your local department store will have a sale on the fabric and you can save some money.
When you are needing to wash your peach skin sheets and pillowcases you do not mix them in with other clothing items or sheets. You should only wash them separately or with other peach skin fabric items.
If you are using fabric softener, do not pour it directly onto the peach skin sheets, etc. The same goes for detergent pods or capsules. Those do not disintegrate completely and may leave streaks.
When it comes to bleach, forget the chlorine as that may ruin the fibers and your sheets as well as your other peach skin clothing items. When drying, do so for 10 minutes but keep the items separate from each other.
Fabric softener and dryer sheets are okay to use but not the liquid dryer balls. Then do not dry clean or iron.
Washing your peach skin items is not going to be that difficult. You can use your washing machine but do not use hot water. Warm or cold water only and do not mix with other fabrics.
You can use your regular laundry detergent, just do not apply any liquid directly to the fabric and that includes when you add the softener. Hang drying is the best way to get the items dry but you can use your dryer if you want.
If you use your dryer, just follow the instructions given in the previous section. Dry cleaning is a no-no as is ironing and that is okay as peach skin resists wrinkling. Remember you are working with a polyester fabric so that will guide your washing time.
Getting a few tips to make your work with peach skin a little easier is always a good idea. While some of the tips may be well known and used on other fabrics, they will work on peach skin as well.
Here are some tips for you to consider using when you sew with peach skin:
Working with peach skin may seem like you are taking your fashion life in your hands and throwing it to fate. It is not always an easy fabric to work with as it can become very fragile over time and rip very easily.
But the risk is worth it as peach skin fabric is soft, gentle, wicks away moisture and looks great when you are done. The deep solid colors this fabric comes in make any clothing item look classy and sophisticated.
If you have the patience and the time then this is a good fabric to work with.