I have purchased this stiff silk type of fabric. It is shiny and I was wondering what needle size I should use. Does anyone have any advice on this. Should I wash it first before trying to use it, to remove the stiffness? I got this cute pattern from my fabric store, a burda pattern for little girls. My sewing machine is brand new and I do not want to tear it up with the wrong needle and thread for this fabric. Please Help!!
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