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Date: 6/6/13 10:43 PM

Ok, so I want to make a tunic using crinkle gauze. I washed and dried it and it is very wrinkly. Do I iron it before I cut it out or do I cut it out as is?
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Subject: Crinkle gauze question d Date: 6/7/13 2:07 AM

I'd get it wet again, shake it out, then air dry it in order to relax the wrinkles. Ironing would flatten the crinkles.
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Date: 6/7/13 9:29 AM

I wash it, then hang it by the selvedge edges, so the weight of the wet fabric stretches the crinkles a little. The lower edge will be more crinkled than the top, since it will have less weight pulling on it. I put that part of the dried fabric on the ironing board and steam and press (not iron - just press) that over-crinkled edge of the fabric so that it looks like the rest of the piece. The stuff is surprisingly forgiving when you're sewing it, about how crinkled or uncrinkled it is.

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Date: 6/7/13 9:34 AM

I much prefer the wrinkles and will sometimes tie it up into a big knot for several hours, then unknot it and let it dry.
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Date: 6/7/13 12:58 PM

That's my idea of a great project (sewing or as a finished garment) - no ironing required!

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Date: 6/11/13 1:01 PM

I made up a couple of crinkle gauze tops last summer. I prewashed the fabric, then ironed it before cutting into it. Afterwards, the garments just get tossed into the washer and dryer. The wrinkles come back and the garment fits properly.

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Date: 2/6/14 5:57 PM

Thank you that was the answer I was searching for! I was hoping to get a jump start on some spring sewing and wanted to use crinkle gauze...I was worried if I ironed it, the wrinkles wouldn't come back! Thanks
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