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by Alejandro Esparza July 10, 2018 2 min read

CALCULATE FABRIC SHRINKAGE USING THE IMPERIAL SYSTEM

Step 1). Select [What is the % increase/decrease X to Y] from calculator drop down option above.

Step 2). input in [what is the % increase/decrease from] empty field original before wash WIDTH measurement 18"

Step 3). input in [To] empty field after wash WIDTH measurement 17" then hit enter on your keyboard to get total fabric WIDTH shrinkage. Repeat the same process above to calculate fabric lenght shrinkage.

CALCULATE FABRIC SHRINKAGE USING THE METRIC SYSTEM 

Step 1). Select [What is the % increase/decrease X to Y] from calculator drop down option above.

Step 2). input in [what is the % increase/decrease from] empty field original before wash WIDTH measurement 45.72cm

Step 3). input in [To] empty field after wash WIDTH measurement 43.18cm then hit enter on your keyboard to get total fabric length shrinkage. Repeat the same process above to calculate fabric length shrinkage.

Ready to start adding shrinkage to all of your patterns? If so, calculate and apply fabric shrinkage percentages for any type of fabric then let us apply your fabric shrinkage results to all your patterns.

Do not want to calculate fabric shrinkage yourself? Let us measure your square test blocks and calculate fabric shrinkage for all your square blocks simple as that!

 

 

Alejandro Esparza: Co-Founder @ smartpatternmaking.com /Professional Pattern Maker/ Technical Designer/ Startup Advisor and acknowledged in the garment industry as authority in pattern making and pattern design process. He has the ability to work with small entrepreneurial companies’ private label customers and large organizations. Alejandro is a graduate of Los Angeles Trade Technical College Fashion Design Program. He has over 25 years of apparel garment industry experience and is part of Expert Ezine Articles Authors community since December 25, 2008 and has published multiple articles about the garment industry. Copyright © 2017 by Alejandro Esparza. All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be copy or used without written Permission from Alejandro Esparza the Author.

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