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Topic: [Pre-washing fabric question] Anyone that has used canvas  (Read 867 times)
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« on: December 06, 2008 11:30:50 AM »

Hi all! I was just curious if you have used canvas for tote bags and such, did you wash the canvas first? I am making tote bags for christmas presents and I have never used canvas. I usually wash cotton before making projects, but I wasn't sure about canvas. Suggestions, hints, advice? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008 12:44:41 PM »

I wash all of my fabrics before sewing anything.  Canvas will wrinkle like crazy, but you can give it a good iron with lots of steam and that should make it look nice again.   
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008 03:23:44 PM »

threegirlsandaboy- Yeah, I usually do too, but I wasn't sure about the canvas. Wrinkled huh? Hmm, I might have to test a piece. THANKS for your quick response and sound advice!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008 09:35:48 AM »

I won't wash any fabrics until I check the end of the bolt.

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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009 01:02:41 AM »

For Canvas, I don't even put it into the dryer: I dry it with a Hot Hot Iron. that way, you don't have to use quite so much steam.

Also, Canvas has this nasty habit of shrinking. To avoid this, I over-buy and wash 2ce in hot water, then dry using a hot hot iron.

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