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Questionable Sewing Advice - pre-washing your fabric

Fionna Hanna

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Questionable Sewing Advice - pre-washing your fabric

The standard advice always says to wash your fabric before you cut. Full discosure, I don't.  Why? Because I like the sizing. It makes the fabric a little easier to work with and easier to iron. This is kind of controversial because it may cause your finished piece to shrink when its done. I'm sure there are people who have had problems but personally this has not been an issue for me. You can avoid this by not putting the garment in the dryer and the piece will not shrink after its first wash/dryer cycle normally (unless its wool and then...