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Prewashing double-face cotton without it separating
It's not the sewn together type
Noiresque
Noiresque
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Date: 1/26/12 9:43 AM

I bought this pretty plaid in my mother's favourite football team colours. As it is made of two loosely woven cotton voiles, it will shrink a fair bit so I will need to wash a dry it a couple of times in advance. As the two layers are not sewn together am I concerned that they will come apart in the wash as they shrink. Could anyone give me some advice on how to proceed?

SewingLauren
SewingLauren
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Date: 1/27/12 10:42 AM

You might serge or zigzag the edges so they'll stay together. I usually do that (sewing the cut edges together) before washing with fabric that ravels a lot.

Noiresque
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Date: 2/12/12 10:30 AM

Your response is so logical that I feel sort of silly for asking in the first place!
It worked great.

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