I can’t remember when I first heard this tip. It’s been around for ages. I want to say that I first heard it from Gigi, back around 2004. Anyway, I haven’t seen it on the webs for a while, so here you go, to those who may be able to use it.
Have you ever noticed, when working with some knits, that they curl towards the right side like no one’s business? That can be somewhat problematic when you are cutting. I find it especially irritating when working with a thin strip, like the neckline band on my Ann Tee Top. There’s an easy and painless solution: spray starch!
Just spread out your fabric and lightly spray it with good ol’ Niagra or similar. You don’t need to soak the fabric through; it just takes a light touch. Press the fabric, using a press cloth and steam. Ta daaa! Your fabric will stay flat while you’re working with it. The starch will wash out, and if you use a light touch, you don’t need to wash before wearing. Like I say, it’s an easy solution to a rather vexing problem.