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fallopiano
« on: August 10, 2008 02:18:48 PM »

do you have to wash it with laundry detergent? you dry it in the dryer? do you have to zig zag the edges before you wash it to prevent fraying. its cotton fabric. i have no clue how to preshrink fabric and i am hoping to find out soon because id love to make this top today. thanks.


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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 03:10:24 PM »

You can zig zag it if you want, I don't unless I don't have much fabric to spare.
For some reason I wash it with detergent. No idea why, I just wash it like I would that actual piece of clothing. Maybe to get some of those nasty processing chemicals out and see if it fades much.
If you are going to dry your creation in the dryer, then dry your fabric in the dryer.

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008 01:48:00 AM »

i always wash with detergent as well. manufacturer's put something called "sizing" on fabric that you need to get rid of before you make your garment. I'm not 100% sure what "sizing" is...i just know that it needs to be washed off, lol. plus, you never know a fabric's true characteristics until after it's been washed and you don't want to find out after you've put time and effort into making a garment. i once made a circle skirt out of this beautiful, crinkly textured fabric. i was lazy and washed it AFTER i made it. i even line dried it, thinking i was somehow preserving the crinkles...nope. the fabric totally fell. the crinkles all fell and the fabric draped *completely* differently. i now have an oval skirt. so...lesson learned. ALWAYS preshrink!!!
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