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Silk pillowcases

Cate

Silk pillowcases
« on: November 30, 2021, 14:19:43 PM »
Hi, i want to make silk pillowcases because of the benefits to hair and skin. I’m not sure what type of silk to buy for this.  Anyone any experience of making silk pillowcases?

HenriettaMaria

Re: Silk pillowcases
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 18:14:57 PM »
Not pillowcases but I have had silk cushions and they don't last.  Very susceptible to wear.  Maybe think about cotton sateen instead?

Lachica

Re: Silk pillowcases
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 18:53:27 PM »
DGD has a silk pillowcase because of curly hair. I think my daughter said she bought it on eBay. It's silk satin, quite substantial. Habotai will be too flimsy.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Renegade Sewist

Re: Silk pillowcases
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 18:57:17 PM »
@Cate you want charmeuse, at least 22 mm. That stands for momme, which denotes the weight and density of the fabric in silk. The higher the momme the better the fabric will wear. Charmeuse is sometimes called crepe backed satin. Absolutely use nothing lighter than 19.5 mm which is easier to find. Look for it to say something about being 100% mulberry silk. Expect to pay 20 to 30 pounds per meter. The better silk pillow cases have an envelope type back, two overlapped pieces, so the surface remains somewhat taut and wrinkle free. That might take more than one meter, measure first before you order. I would need more than a yard.