Added May 1, 2010
Have you ever had a piece of fabric that when folded, won't go into a proper rectangle, or noticed a finished project looks a little wonky, even though you KNOW you finished everything properly?
Your fabric's grain probably isn't perfectly aligned to begin with, and it's especially not after preshrinking.
The following is what I do to virtually every piece of fabric I work with (considering fabric care instructions, of course). I like to be sure my grains are perfectly aligned, and to guarantee that there will be no surprises while sewing - besides the results of terrible late night sewing mishaps :)
steam iron & ironing board, all-metal dressmaker's pins, your fabric
Learn how to to make a pair of leggings from start to finish in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Be the best dressed party-goer in a satin bustier top, patterned pants, and rosette textured dress.
This Thursday, give your old sweaters fresh life and a new look with our Sweater Rehab web seminar!
Enjoy breakfast with the fam in comfy outfits that still look polished when the cameras come out.
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