Mobilon Tape: Your New Secret Weapon for Stretchy Sewing Success!

Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 22nd Feb 2024

Mobilon Tape: Your New Secret Weapon for Stretchy Sewing Success!

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Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Mobilon tape, a game changer in the sewing world when it comes to light weight transparent elastic. If you, like me, enjoy crafting with knit and stretch fabrics, you'll love what this tape can do for your projects. So, grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and prepare to explore the wonderful world of Mobilon tape.

Why Mobilon Tape?

Now you may be wondering, "Why should I bother adding Mobilon tape to my sewing kit?" Well, this little wonder has a multitude of advantages:

Reinforcement: Have you ever noticed a neckline or waistband lose their shape over time? Mobilon tape to the rescue! It adds extra support to prevent stretching and keeps your garments looking great wash after wash.

Stabilisation: Using delicate or lightweight knit fabrics? Mobilon tape prevents stretching and distortion during sewing, ensuring that your seams are smooth and professional-looking.

Comfort: Nobody likes a tight waistband or cuffs. Mobilon tape allows you to customise stretch for a comfortable, custom fit without sacrificing style.

Get Creative with Mobilon Tape

The beauty of Mobilon tape is its versatility. Here are a few ways you can be creative with this stretchy wonder:

Gathering Fabric: Mobilon tape is used to gather fabric quickly. It can be used to gather the top of each tier of a garment, making the procedure more efficient and precise.

Seams: Use Mobilon tape to stablise shoulder seams or any stress bearing seams on your garment. Being lightweight, you won't know its there.

Cuffs and Hems: Apply Mobilon tape to the cuffs and hems for a polished look with the right amount of stretch.

Necklines: Reinforce and stablise necklines with Mobilon tape to prevent them from sagging or stretching.

Bands: Use Mobilon tape to make comfortable, flexible bands on swimwear and underwear

Nappy Making: Replace braided elastic with Mobilon tape for leg and waist elastics for a reliable fit.

Securing embellishments: Mobilon tape can be used to securely attach lightweight embellishments like ribbons, appliques, or trims to your garment.

How to Use Mobilon Tape

Let's get down to the details of using Mobilon tape in your projects. Here's a quick guide to help you get started:

Preparation: Before sewing, cut your Mobilon tape to the desired length, leaving it slightly shorter than the seam or edge to which it will be attached if you are wanting it to ruffle. If not, cut to length and it will act as a stabliser.

Application: Place the Mobilon tape along the seam allowance or edge of your fabric and secure it with pins or clips.

Sewing: Attach the Mobilon tape to your fabric with a zigzag or stretch stitch on your sewing machine. To prevent damage to the tape or fabric, use a ballpoint or stretch needle.

And there you have it! A beginner's guide to Mobilon tape and its various sewing applications, particularly with knit and stretch fabrics. Whether you're an experienced seamstress or just getting started, Mobilon tape will quickly become your new best friend in the craft room. So, why not add a pack (or two) to your fabric stash and see how it affects your next project? Happy sewing, and may your stitches be as versatile as your creativity!

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