Jersey knits, stretch fabrics, t-shirt material, whatever you call it… I’m having a hard time working with it. I always pre-wash my fabrics prior to cutting and sewing them up but the fabrics that I have just washed came out of the washing machine completely out of shape so I have dried them flat on my bed and then once dry, I’ve folded them and cut them as per the pattern. One of the pieces ended up with Steam-a-seam on the right side of the fabric so I needed to wash it again (before sewing it all together) and after washing it I find that the piece is now so very distorted I feel like I shouldn’t waste my time continuing.
This fabric isn’t cheap fabric by any means either. I could accept it if it was only $2 per metre. But no, I spent between $18 and $25 per metre on this one and it’s annoying me so much.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I not be lying the fabric flat on my bed and stretching it back to shape, creating a “straight” grain that isn’t really straight at all?
Grrrrrrrr, time to take a break and clean the house again (have any of you noticed a pattern with me?) LOL
PS: the fabric I am talking about right now is 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex. I hope someone can enlighten me. Thanks, in advance! x