Boys Clothing - Longs
For silk, satin and other flimsy, slippery fabrics patterns must be pinned to the fabric before cutting. 5. Pin cushions: These are available in many different styles; some have an elastic or plastic band so they can be worn around ones wrist. Always use a pin cushion to hold the pins while work. This will prevent the frustration of spilling a whole box of pins on the table or floor, and the possibility of swallowing a pin.
a. Cotton and Linen: If the fabric is white cotton it should be allowed for at least 4 hours in hot water to remove starch. To shrink the cloth uniformly the position of the cloth in vessel should be changed occasionally. For coloured materials luke warm water should be used and the same processes followed as for white fabrics given above. Different coloured fabrics should not be immersed in water together. Each colour should be immersed separately. After the material has been shrunk it should be allowed to dry in shade and should not be squeezed to remove water. The stiff materials like canvas or long cloth etc. should also be shrunk before they are used.