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Old 03-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hemp jersey fabric - prep before or after?

I'd like to make some flats from hemp jersey fabric. Should I prep the fabric before cutting it up or after?

Also, I don't have a serger, but I was planning on just cutting it up and using as is until I either get access to a serger or have time to hem it. Am I correct in supposing it doesn't unravel?

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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Re: Hemp jersey fabric - prep before or after?

You always want to wash fabrics before you cut it.


It will curl on the edges until it is hemmed but it will not unravel.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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Re: Hemp jersey fabric - prep before or after?

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You always want to wash fabrics before you cut it.


It will curl on the edges until it is hemmed but it will not unravel.
I planned on washing it at least once, but when I prep my diapers I wash and dry them several times. I was just wondering if that would work better than cutting it a bigger size to allow for shrinkage after prepping.
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It may still shrink after the first wash. If it does how fussy are you with the size being off?
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Re: Hemp jersey fabric - prep before or after?

I'll have to think about that. Maybe I will just go ahead and prep the fabric. I'm trying to make large flats because the Hemp Babies ones that I have are way too small for folding on a bigger baby. I am a little worried that if they shrink too much the whole reason for making my own over buying would be lost.
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I also like larger flats, and square ones so I would want them prepped first.
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