A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 302,567
Currently Running With Scissors:
553 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Washing fabric before sewing  (Read 1016 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
coolbeans
Offline Offline

Posts: 290
Joined: 19-Apr-2004

This hot chocolate is so frothy.


View Profile
« on: July 27, 2004 09:11:19 PM »

So, I'm just wondering, do you have to wash fabric before cutting and sewing? I know you don't wash fleece.  But what about corduroy?

I'm making a dress for my daughter out of printed cotton. But it's going to be pretty much a church dress that she won't wear a whole lot.  So, what do you guys think? To wash or not to wash? I want to cut the pattern out soon, so if you could get back to me that would be wicked awesome. Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sevenislucky
Offline Offline

Posts: 168
Joined: 31-Aug-2003

*...What will your anthem be?...*


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2004 10:41:40 PM »

for the most part its a good idea to wash fabric before you do anything with it...especially if it is going to be made into something wearable or that needs to be washed often...unfortunate ly i dont know enough about corduroy to tell you if it will shrink a lot...but it is definately a good idea to wash the cotton before you cut it
THIS ROCKS   Logged

*...this is one side, my conventional side, an attraction to tradition, my vintage disposition...* - No Doubt
catladysarah
Tutorial Contributor

knit-maniac!
Offline Offline

Posts: 485
Joined: 27-Apr-2004

cyborg bounty-hunter


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2004 10:44:15 PM »

well, what my mom drilled into me was that you pre-wash anything that's washable.  that way you don't end up spending a lot of time and effort and money on something that's going to shrink if you ever throw it in the wash.  i can't see that it would hurt anything to wash corduroy, so to be on the safe side i would toss it in.  depending on the fiber content, there's a good chance it might shrink a bit. i would also wash the cotton because that stuff can and will shrink at the drop of a hat, and face it, she's a kid.  it's going to get dirty eventually.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"It is our function as artists to make the spectator to see the world our way, not his way."
coolbeans
Offline Offline

Posts: 290
Joined: 19-Apr-2004

This hot chocolate is so frothy.


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2004 10:35:40 AM »

Thanks guys.  I was hoping that I could get away with not washing it.  Maybe I was just being lazy.  Actually, I was.  Thanks, I just threw it into the washer.Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged
moefen
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2004 06:20:58 PM »

You especially need to wash fabric if it is cotton, as it will often shrink....
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Exfoliate for Your Skin Type
Make-Up And Style Tricks To Instant Slimming
Makeup Challenge: Eating While Doing Makeup
2013 Cosmetic Trends from Top Plastic Surgeons
Early Morning Beauty Routine
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.