Prewash not only to preshrink
the fabric but also to remove any sizing (a chemical finish applied to many fabrics during the manufacturing process), dust and other particles before sewing.
Pre-washing will help wash out excess dye and preshrink
Tip for PVC users: "PVC capsules should always be stored in a controlled temperature between 58[degrees] and 95[degrees]F, and never in direct sunlight, as they may preshrink
due to heat," Rohrer cautioned.
Simple instructions show how to use a sewing machine to best advantage, how to preshrink
wools for optimum results, and how to use templates and patterns for added impact.
Follow the instructions to preshrink
the wool fabric on page 71.
Also, new preshrink
heaters are incorporated which use less energy.
the cotton fabric in the washing machine, then iron it; wet the ribbons and let them dry.
To make the strips, first preshrink
and dry your fabric, then clip across the width at 1 1/4-inch intervals; tear along length, following instructions on page 175.
Petersham ribbon with steam from an iron, or lightly spray the ribbon with water and press with an iron set at a low temperature.
the sweatshirt by putting itthrough a wash and dry cycle.
and dry the eyelet and underlining fabric.
Serge the cut edges of fabric you're planning to preshrink
in the washing machine.