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Wrinkles anybody?

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin (if you look at Wikipedia), but it is not the skin I am going to write about this week. It is fabric. And we all love fabrics, don’t we?

Let me share a great idea with you! We made a very nice dress for one of our embroidery machines launches, which was going to be made in a wrinkled fabric. But we could not find any in our stores in Sweden so we created the wrinkles ourselves. Here is how you can do it.

  • Wash the fabric that you are going to add the wrinkles to. It should be a light weight fabric.
  • When it is still wet, twist it into  a “sausage” and let it dry inside a towel. It will create wrinkles.

  • When it is dried, and has got lots of wrinkles, iron on a stabiliser that will stay and keep the wrinkles forever.


  • Finally sew the embroideries. On the pink dress we used an embroidery from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Platinum 955E. You can however use any embroidery that is created with few stitches, more like outlines.

My suggestions would be the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection #191, “Thread Velvet “ that you can get from But any design that looks like this will work.

Another beautiful choice would be to try with an embroidery design from HUSQVARNA VIKING® called Design Collection #205 “Black and White Art” that you can also get from I love the contrast of black and white. Have a look at my skirt below (under construction) where I have also played with the fabric that is in black and white. Pretty nice, don’t you think?

Use your imagination, experiment and have fun with your sewing!

Next week, Rasmus will write the blog. I will be on Holidays in New York.


PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send me an email: (English only).

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    Lena Kantis
    I have my office in Sweden, but I do also travel worldwide to teach and to share the Joy of Sewing. The Sew Fun! blog, is sharing all the latest HUSQVARNA VIKING® news, regarding all our sewing products. Lot of inspiration, videos, and pictures for you to get inspired by! Happy Sewing!

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