Ramie is one of the oldest fiber crops used for clothing, it went out of fashion with the introduction of "crimpolene" as like Linen it will crease. The fiber comes from the inner bark of a vegative stalk which is harvested 2-3 times per year, it does require a chemical process to de-gum the fibers so it can be woven into cloth. It is suitable for trousers, dresses, tops and skirts. it is like linen in that it breathes and it will crease though this can be reduced by underlining with a fusible lintefacing such as G785, though this could effect the breathability of the linen if you are requiring it for hot climates, then line it with our breathable cupro lining. 140cm wide
Sew with a universal needle 70/10 stitch length 2.5mm. Various seams can be used and topstitching can look beautiful. Tip...press with a steam iron on the highest setting spritzing with water, press on the right side, if you overlock the edges then use a pice of paper betweeen the seam and the fabric to prevent indentation of the stitches on the right side of the fabric.