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Great tutorial for prewashing silk fabric from Annabellebumps   I probably would test a small square before doing any amount of yardage.

Great tutorial for prewashing silk fabric from Annabellebumps I probably would test a small square before doing any amount of yardage.

Types of Knit Fabric, read the website information for sewing and uses.   If washable, prewash the knit fabric, (but never wash ribbing).  Most sewing patterns for knits will suggest the amount of stretch needed.

Types of Knit Fabric, read the website information for sewing and uses. If washable, prewash the knit fabric, (but never wash ribbing). Most sewing patterns for knits will suggest the amount of stretch needed.

sewing spandex Great Tips, I prewash and always check the amount of stretch, there is 4 way stretch and 2 way stretch, sometimes it is marked on the bolt of spandex.

Sewing Spandex Tips

sewing spandex Great Tips, I prewash and always check the amount of stretch, there is 4 way stretch and 2 way stretch, sometimes it is marked on the bolt of spandex.

Denim Fabric, for Jeans, Jackets etc, Various fiber content and blends, weights "does not retain dyes as well', prewash a few times in cold water if you purchase a dark color  "Denim is a form of canvas different weave and yarn".

Denim Fabric, for Jeans, Jackets etc, Various fiber content and blends, weights "does not retain dyes as well', prewash a few times in cold water if you purchase a dark color "Denim is a form of canvas different weave and yarn".

Tutorials by Ann Rowley, via Flickr  One of the most generous sewists sharing her knowledge and impeccable techniques with others.

Tutorials by Ann Rowley, via Flickr One of the most generous sewists sharing her knowledge and impeccable techniques with others.

mimi g.: Estimating Yardage Chart #sew #diy #fabric (approximate length of fabric needed by different garment types).    Quick Reference Chart for yards of fabric needed, when you shopping and see fabric you like!!!

mimi g.: Estimating Yardage Chart #sew #diy #fabric (approximate length of fabric needed by different garment types). Quick Reference Chart for yards of fabric needed, when you shopping and see fabric you like!!!

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