Sewing Tip 18

PipingIf you plan to machine-wash the finished garment, preshrink piping before attaching it to the garment.

The best way to do this is to cover the piping with fashion fabric, put it into a mesh bag and toss it in with your next load of laundry. The mesh bag prevents the piping from knotting.

Purchased rayon piping isn’t washable and therefore should only be used on clothes that will be dry cleaned.

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