Tips for Pre-Washing from Fabric World
Tips for Pre-Washing Fabric from Fabric World George
Pre-washing fabric before cutting patterns and sewing is not just an old-fashioned practice. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons you should consider when in doubt if you really should pre-wash.
- Dusty – Fabric gathers dust in warehouses and during transport
- Shrinking – Some fabrics may shrink when washed
- Excess Dye – Eliminate any excess dye before sewing
- Starch – Remove starch and other chemicals used
Wise words from Doret: “If in doubt, always pre-wash!”
A clever tip is to zigzag or pink the raw edges of woven fabrics before pre-washing. This will prevent raveling of the fabric during the washing proses. Always wash with a suitable detergent and the correct water temperature to ensure best results.
Visit Fabric World George for all your sewing supplies and fabrics as well as friendly service and practical advice. Not in George, visit the online shop, they will deliver right to your door anywhere in South Africa.
Visit the Garden Route Business Directory for information on more businesses in the Garden Route and also the Klein Karoo.
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