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

Platinum Sponsor
PatternReview.com
PatternReview.com

Forum > Fabrics and more... > how to wash knits ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
how to wash knits
sweater knits
sunnycat
sunnycat
Intermediate
Minnesota USA
Member since 7/25/13
Posts: 71
Send Message

      



Date: 8/16/13 1:06 PM

Has anyone prewashed their hand washable knits in the machine on the delicate setting with good results? I just purchased some gorgeous ivory with gold lurex sweater knit called diamond sun from gorgeous fabrics. Before I sew it up I should hand wash it in cold water and roll it in bath towels to get out the excess water, and lay flat to dry. But if I could would prefer to just machine wash and then lay it out to dry Or, what do you think of omitting the prewashing, just sew it up and then hand wash in cold water when it needs to be cleaned?

Sewliz
star
Sewliz  Friend of PR
Colorado USA
Member since 6/22/04
Posts: 4427
Send Message

      



In reply to sunnycat <<


Date: 8/16/13 2:36 PM

I confess I put all my fabrics in the washing machine and dryer on appropriate cycles. If I am truly doubtful if the fabric is going to mostly survive such a trip I cut a swatch about 3"x3" that I first place on a paper and draw the outline of then put it in a lingerie washing bag to go through the cycles. When it comes out I place it on the paper outline to see how much it shrank or changed shape.

------
Liz

thefittinglife.blogspot.com

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... >> how to wash knits

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Online Class
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Class Details

Manequim Magazine 12-2012-536

photo
by: Sewingelle

Review
Shapes Nine Lives Vest Pattern

Shapes Nine Lives Vest Pattern

More Info
Victory Nicola Paper Pattern

Victory Nicola Paper Pattern

More Info

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.