SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Tips & Techniques > Checking for color fastness

Viewed 5237 times
Posted by: Brine
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About Brine star
IL USA
Member since: 11/21/04
Reviews written: 25
Sewing skills:Intermediate
Favored by: 1 people
tips added: 20
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/4/08 2:35 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people   Very Helpful by 8 people   
Featured in the PR book!
I always wash my fabrics before cutting and sometimes have several different fabrics that I would like to wash together, assuming they are colorfast. I have found one quick way to determine if the color is NOT fast is to wet a corner of the fabric, rub some soap on it, squeeze it and see if the resulting suds turn color. If it does result in tinting the suds I know that this is one piece that I am definitely going to need to wash separately.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Winifred said...
Great idea.
6/4/08 6:30 PM
ryansmumAria said...
What a great idea! never thought of that.
6/5/08 12:55 PM
karm said...
excellent tip. remember also that certain colours run only when washed with hot water.
11/17/08 3:34 PM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Register

Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Register

HANDBAG CONSTRUCTION - A CD Book By Kenneth King

HANDBAG CONSTRUCTION - A CD Book By Kenneth King

Buy Now
Favorite Things A Safe Place Pattern

Favorite Things A Safe Place 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.