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Fabric Life


To ensure you get the best from your lovely new fabric, we recommend pre-washing prior to cutting & sewing. Some fabrics can shrink when they are first washed, this is perfectly normal but it is helpful to wash them before you make up your garments, this will ensure they still fit you!

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Washing Guide

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Keep your fabrics looking fresh by washing on a 30 degree wash wherever possible. We find this is the ideal temperature for most handmade garments to avoid shrinkage, fading or damage. Some fabrics may require special washing and handling, if this is the case we will always try to advise in the individual fabric descriptions. However it is the buyers responsibility to test wash all fabrics – we suggest using a small swatch if you are unsure.


Fit for life

Please allow 10% shrinkage for all fabrics to be on the safe side. For all fabrics, wash before making up in the same manner as you would with subsequent washes (including drying methods). If you are in any doubt about care instructions please always test a sample first to find the most suitable way to wash your chosen fabrics, as we cannot accept liability for fabrics washed or treated incorrectly.

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