Preparing your fabric for a sewing project is so important. Just like a chef you want the freshest and the best ingredients for your creations. Properly prepared food tastes better when it is cooked and properly prepared fabric makes stunning projects! When you are learning how to sew, it is constantly drilled into your head to prepare the fabric. Should you wash it? Did you press it? Is it pinned and cut correctly? How about the measurements? One thing that can get left behind is the pattern! We pay so much to make designs from the experts, so why not give them some love? This Sewing Tips and Tricks Tuesday is going to show you how to Press your Pattern when you press your fabric!
How to Press Your Pattern
Pressing your pattern is just like pressing fabric for a project. You just need to take more precautions as it includes heat and paper. You don’t want to start a fire!
TIP: If you are afraid of damaging your pattern, you can press your pattern underneath a piece of scrap fabric just like we did.
If you do not know how to press, check out our tutorial over at AllFreeSewing.com for all the information you will need on pressing your fabric before sewing!
Make sure you test out your iron and test it again! Turn your iron on to a very low heat and once it is ready, try it out on a piece of the pattern paper you will not use. You do not have to press hard or very long. It should smooth out quickly.
Press your pattern! Press your pattern and quickly. Do not leave your iron on the paper for too long. Additionally, if pressing does not work, you can attempt to iron the pattern too! You just have to make sure to do it quickly!
Want some fabric pressing tips? Check out Sewing for Beginners: How to Press Fabric!
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