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

Tips & Techniques > Prewashing elastic

Viewed 5560 times
Posted by: Brine
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About Brine star
Member since: 11/21/04
Reviews: 25 (tips: 20)
Skill level:Intermediate
Favored by: 1 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 3/29/08 11:47 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 12 people   
Featured in the PR book!
Elastic may shrink when it is washed, so I always prewash and dry it before inserting it in my sewing projects. Because I often forgot to do this before starting garment, I had to stop and do this before proceeding, which I found annoying. My current solution is to buy my elastic in bulk, wind it loosely into a loop, tie it with string in several places to keep it from tangling, and wash and dry it. I now have a ready to use supply of prewashed (and shrunk) elastic and the string ties keep it neatly wound.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


5 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
CosmicCaro said... (8/22/13 11:01 PM) Reply
Exactly the info I was looking for, Thank you!
Sarah J Doyle said... (4/29/08 6:33 AM) Reply
I do the same thing as Brine -- many years ago I did what SusiM did and had a serious problem. Lesson learned the hard way. Never hurts to be reminded, and for those who may think elastic won't shrink much, don't wait for the problem to happen before starting to preshrink!
SusiM said... (3/30/08 11:15 AM) Reply
Good reminder! I neglected to do this with some cotton swimwear elastic I ued, and found it tightened up considerably.
JenSews2 said... (3/30/08 2:01 AM) Reply
good thinking!
Susan M said... (3/29/08 9:24 PM) Reply
I bet a lingerie bag would be helpful also.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Class Details

Online Class
Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Class Details

SewBaby Animal Wrappers Pattern

SewBaby Animal Wrappers Pattern

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Tahoe Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Tahoe Pants Pattern

Pattern Details

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

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.