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I've just finished stitching a small piece onto a sweater and I'm in two minds as to whether or not I should put interfacing on the back of it, inside the sweater. It would protect the back of the stitching, I'm just concerned about what would happen to the interfacing the next time it goes in the wash. Anyone here stitched onto clothes before and have some suggestions?

Date: 2011-09-26 12:11 am (UTC)
willidan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] willidan
I'm not sure how well that would work. Whenever I stitch on clothes I apply interfacing before I stitch. Is there any way you could stitch around the design after applying the interfacing so it's more secure?

Date: 2011-09-27 05:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] explorer0713
If you can't figure out a way to attach interfacing you could try putting the garment inside a zippered pillow case before washing it as is sometimes done with delicate pieces. That would prevent the agitator in the washing machine from touching the piece directly while still moving it around sufficiently to get it clean unless it is really soiled badly.

Or you could just handwash it, but who is going to want to do that more than once?

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