Our newest fabric collection floated onto our shelves this week! The Leta Double Gauze collection is soft, lightweight, and airy, making it an ideal fabric for cool and comfy summer garments. As its name suggests, double gauze is made from two layers of loosely woven cotton that are basted together, creating a subtle grid texture.
Double gauze is a breeze to sew with, and doesn’t require too much special care. Because of its loose weave it does fray easily, so we suggest enclosing your raw edges with a French or flat-felled seam if you can (or using a serger if you have one). Pressing with steam works well on double gauze, although make sure to press down rather than iron in circles, as this can lead to some unwanted stretching and warping.
We recommend this fabric for garments that don’t include any small fussy pieces, such a spaghetti straps or bias binding, unless you are up for a challenge! Some great options include the Sew Liberated Gypsum Skirt, particularly View B with side seam pockets, or the Friday Pattern Co. Hughes Dress. We also think this fabric is a perfect match for a floaty boxy top, like the 100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No. 1.
Be sure to check out the full range of colours available in the Leta Double Gauze collection on our website. We also love seeing your finished projects, so if you share your makes on social media please tag us and/or use #SoTSewFromHome so we can admire your work. We are so excited to see what you make with this gorgeous fabric!