Day 8: Wash Your Fabrics!

If you are using new fabric, ALWAYS wash and dry and press the fabric before you use it. Sometimes several times if you want it to have a softer hand. It easy to try and skip this step but the fabric will lay so much better if you wash and dry it.  There is sizing in fabric which will affect how it receives paint if you are making a painted doll.  

I have heard, but have not tried, that if you want to create a faded look to put cotton calicos in the dishwasher for several cycles. I want to try that on something which doesn't matter.

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