SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fabrics and more... > Swim wear fabric ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Swim wear fabric
To wash or not to wash?
AllegraVintage
AllegraVintage
Beginner
AUSTRALIA
Member since 1/1/11
Posts: 17
Send Message

      



Date: 1/21/12 3:49 AM

Hello Ladies,
Just wondering if you have to wash swimwear fabric before you cut it? I have 2 swim wear peices one with hardly any stretch and the other with lots & lots. I bought some tricot too. Any advice would be lovely thanks!

------
Formerly prudencenpatience. Check out my blog, All the whimsical things (http://sewingwithpatience.blogspot.com/)

Michelle T

Michelle T
Intermediate
BC CANADA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4441
Send Message

      



In reply to AllegraVintage


Date: 1/21/12 11:09 AM

I wash it in the machine and hang to dry. A couple reasons, it will remove any residual dirt or chemicals on the surface of the fabric. The fabric will have a change to stretch and recover. Often knits are so tightly wound on the bolt that they are longer and skinnier than after the fabric has had a chance to fully relax.

It also removed any sizing that maybe changing the hand of the fabric. I want to have that gone before I start to cut and sew.

------
Proud parent of a Dwight International School Honour Roll Student

Coconuts
star
Coconuts  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI USA
Member since 12/2/09
Posts: 1342
Send Message

      



Date: 1/21/12 1:41 PM

I like having the sizing in it, it rolls up less- but spray starch will work just as well.

But, the more important part for me- nylon does bleed, and better to get that out on itself than have a lovely puddle of dye around you when you get into a hot tub!

Beryl Koster
Beryl Koster
Member since 11/28/11
Posts: 46
Send Message

      



Date: 3/17/12 1:28 AM

That was good information, thanks,I agree with both camps, but I do HATE edges that roll, and having to fiddle around with sprays and things, so I make it up ...then wash it seperately.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> Swim wear fabric

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics
Sewing with Slippery & Drapey Fabrics

Register

Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Register

Butterick 5778

photo
by: aleah42

Review
Favorite Things Little Smartie Pants Pattern

Favorite Things Little Smartie Pants Pattern

Buy Now
SewBaby Animal Mittens Pattern

SewBaby Animal Mittens Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.