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« on: August 04, 2009 08:01:44 AM »

Should I pre-wash my fabric that I'm going to use to make a purse? I'm guessing that it would be a good idea if I ever intend on washing the finished product because it got dirty or something, but otherwise, I would think the stabilizers in the fabric would make the purse look more crisp. Not sure what is best.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 09:01:12 PM »

Pre-wash and dry your fabric.  This will remove shrinkage.  It will also remove excess dye.

Yes, it will remove the sizing.  You can buy a can of sizing (in a can like spray starch) to replace the sizing if you want.  You can also starch the fabric before you start sewing if you want. 

IF you re-size or starch, please do it on the *Reverse* side of your fabric.

Of course, interfacing will also add stability to your purse.

Hope this helps,

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009 06:34:39 PM »

Thank you Paula. This does help. I didn't realize you could by sizing.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 08:17:25 PM »

Shelli,
Yes, they sell a spray sizing.  You should be able to find it on the shelf next to the spray starch.

I use the spray because it is so convenient.  My local Dollar Store carries the sizing and I've bought it at Wal-Mart, grocery stores, etc.
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