If what you’re sewing is going to ever need to be laundered, it’s a good idea to prewash the fabric before sewing.  That way, any shrinkage or texture changes will occur before the fabric is cut and sewn.  Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing shares her tips for prewashing fabric.  I particularly like her tip for keeping the edges of cottons from raveling and tangling while they’re in the washing machine.  Go to the article.

[tags]sewing, tips, prewash, washing, fabric, cotton, wool[/tags]

By Anne Weaver




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  1. Becky on January 6, 2010 9:42 pm

    I always pre-wash and those raveling ends are so annoying!

  2. Jody on June 25, 2012 2:19 pm

    I just started pre-washing. I don’t have a serger =(, but zigzag the ends. It takes forever when there is alot of fabric involved.
    Thanks for the article!!

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