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What are Dry Handle Knits?

 A customer asked: “I see the description ‘dry handle’ in some of your fabrics and wonder what it means”.

A dry handle knit handles differently from a normal polyester knit.

A dry handle knit has a very fine surface texture; a normal polyester knit is smoother and softer. This means that the dry handle knit often feels less “synthetic” and more comfortable against the skin. If you were to handle the two fabrics at the same time, the difference would be immediately obvious, and for want of a better way to describe the difference, you would probably come to the conclusion that the one has a drier handle.

Care of dry handle knits is exactly the same as for any polyester knit – both are very easy care, virtually uncrushable – and the use of the word dry has nothing whatsoever to do with dry cleaning.

PS If you want to see what dry handle knits we have in stock from time to time, use our search box and search for “dry handle” in quotation marks. (If you don’t use the quotation marks, you are in fact searching for anything with the word dry OR anything with the word handle in it).

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Vliesofix Bondaweb Tape

Vliesofix-T6-Bondaweb-T6Vliesofix Bondaweb Tape has been added to our Dressmaking Essentials category.

Vliesofix Bondaweb Tape gives you more professional looking hems and neck edges.

To hem, you iron the tape onto the edge, peel off the backing, turn up the edge and press again. You can now stitch the hem without it stretching.

We use the 25mm tape on most hems, and the 10mm or 6mm tape on necklines and flared hemlines where you need a narrower hem.

5m piece    Choose 6mm, 10mm or 25mm width