We’ve got an awesome come back this year, which name is Scuba/Noeprene Fabric Styles trend. This fashion is a real standout, which looks sophisticated and athletic inspired. The neoprene fabric looks soft, lightweight and sporty. The modern brands and designers use it in everything from skirts to pants and t-shirts. This material is great for creating surf-influenced, figure-flattering everyday looks. As you have already noticed, many brands are looking to the beach for inspiration, creating awesome, modern apparel. I personally advice you to wear bright colors, including neon yellow, pink, soft and pale hues with some vivid shades. Next thing is to get comfortable with skin-tight silhouettes, as you can see, dresses are really tight (but if you are used to wearing skinnies and leggings, then everything is okay).
Scuba is generally used to make dance-wear, leggings and dresses (think of evening or party dresses) and is quite easy to care for. When sewing scuba, we would recommend using larger stitches than you may normally do so, to account for both the stretch and the ‘spongey’ texture of the fabric.
We would also suggest using a ball point needle, these can be easily (and cheaply) purchased and make the world of difference for knit fabrics. Knit fabrics such as scuba, jersey and Ponte Roma are knitted rather than woven, and a ball point needle will be able to slide through the gaps in the knit rather than piercing it.
If you are in a hurry to make a dress for a special occasion, scuba is a brilliant fabric to choose as you do not always need to hem it. In fact, if you are a sewer that is short on time, you can more often than not get away with no hemming as the fabric doesn’t fray.
We hope this has cleared up some of the confusion about this fabric and given you a few inside tips on how to sew it with ease. If you have made something, or are making something out of Scuba fabric we’d love to see it and hear about your experiences. Let us know in the comments, on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter. If you want to add some scuba to your fabric stash, you can view our range here.
I tried to collect the best Scuba/Noeprene Fabric Styles sets which are ideal for wearing this season.
STYLES OF SCUBA FABRIC WITH ANKARA PATCHES
Do you know that you can patch Ankara on Scuba fabric? Ok, if you are not aware, don’t bother as we have selected this 20 dazzling styles of scuba fabric with Ankara patches for you. We got you covered!!!