How to Work with Embroidered Fabrics

Fabrics with embroidered designs or details can make a beautiful addition to your home decor items. However, there are some points to consider when you wish to work with these types of fabrics.

It is important for you to check the care instructions. The fabric itself may be washable, but the threads used in the embroidered pattern may not be colorfast. Check by washing a small swatch of cool in water before beginning your project. It is easier to choose a different fabric after testing just a swatch than having to replace an entire project.

Make sure that you have enough fabric for the job. Embroidered fabrics have designs that you will want to match up with when assembling the pieces of your project. You may need to purchase extra fabric to make sure that you can accomplish this when cutting out your pieces. Larger designs may need more fabric to ensure even matching.

After you have selected from the luxury fabrics available, you may wish to wash your fabric according to the manufacturer’s directions before you cut and assemble any pieces for your home decorating ideas. This will allow for possible shrinkage for better results when creating and completing your project.

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