It is essential that you prepare all fabric before cutting it out in order to achieve a better fit and a more professional look. Different fabrics will need different care and the label on the fabric bolt will tell you whether the fabric is washable, dry-cleanable, or if it will shrink.
You have to wash and dry your fabric the same way you will wash and dry the finished garment, and according to the care instruction for the fabric. This will preshrink the fabric, and remove any excess coloring. This way you will avoid any shrinking in the finished garment. Iron out any wrinkles before cutting.
If you haven’t pre-treated your fabric or if you haven’t put it on grain, your seams will shift over time. So that’s when you notice the sides of your shirt or the sides of your garments twisting around to the front, and we don’t want that.
This will prevent shrinkage when cleaning your finished item and the upset when your brand new dress shrinks in length or size. Most importantly you must pre-treat your fabric using the same method that you plan use to clean your finished project.
In absence of proper shrinking, fabrics cannot be used to make garments. In fact preshrinking is a step that must not be missed at any cost. Preshrinking reduces the residual shrinkage to a much lower percentage, even if it cannot completely eliminate shrinkage.
Pressing is important, so you should press your tissue pattern pieces prior to laying them on your fabric. Pattern pieces usually have creases in them, as a result of being folded in an envelope. Safely press the creases out by using the low setting on your iron. This way, you’ll avoid damaging your pattern pieces.
Fit approval is crucial for any apparel company. If things go wrong in making patterns the fit will be spoiled and you will not achieve what is required but with the efficient knowledge of pattern making, you can always reduce errors and save time which is required to succeed in today’s competitive environment.
Fabrics that are loosely woven, and can easily get out of shape, require special care while washing, drying, and ironing. All these things help in maintaining the condition and serviceability of the garments and other products. The creation of a garment or a textile article adds to the intricacy of caring procedures.
Fabric cutting is a very important process for manufacturing garments. Apparel can be rejected if the cutting process will not be perfect. As a result, some points should consider before cutting which helps to minimize the probability of garments rejection by the buyer.
You should prepare fabric for sewing by washing, drying and ironing due to fabrics often take on a different shape and/or colour after washing. As fabrics are often treated with certain chemicals, treatments and made in a certain way these can often affect how the material will hang, drape and move.