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Pants Fabric Shrinkage
Pants Fabric Shrinkage
$99.99

Applying fabric shrinkage to Pants patterns can be complicated and make your pattern specs be way off target. We have all the technology plus 20 years of experience ready to assist you so you can have accurate pattern tolerance every time you cut your designs.

  • WHO USES US
  • WRITE SHRINKAGE 
  •  CALCULATE SHRINKAGE
  • COTTON FABRICS

WHO USES OUR PATTERN SHRINKAGE

  •  Apparel Industry
  • Apparel Designers
  •  Apparel Pattern Makers
  • Sewing contractors

  • Handbag Industry 
  • Accessories industry
  • Shoe Industry-
  • furniture industry

  •  Automotive industry
  • Medical Industry
  • Restaurant Industry

fabric shrinkage chart

  • EXAMPLE: WIDTH SHRINKAGE: (WIDTH PLUS 5%) 
  • We will increase your existing pattern (5%) on the width only.
  • This means that when you did your fabric shrinkage test your fabric shrunk (5%) on the width and now you want your pattern to be increased by (5%) to compensate for the shrinking of your fabric so your width target measurement is achieved next time you send out your garment to be washed again.

  • EXAMPLE: LENGTH SHRINKAGE : (LENGTH MINUS 3%)
  • We will decrease your existing pattern (3%) on length only.
  • This means that when you did your fabric shrinkage test your fabric grew (3%) on the length and now you want your pattern to be reduce by (3%) to compensate for the growing of your fabric so your length target measurement is achieved next time you send out your garment to be washed again.

FABRIC SHRINKAGE FORMULA

  • Step 1). Cut a square of fabric from a roll and draw a square (18"x 18") on the fabric. Make sure you are using a fabric marker and that your square is at least 2" away from salvage. Measure square before wash (18"x 18") square block before shrinkingLength wise measurement =18"Width wise measurement = 18"

  • Step 2). Wash your fabric sample following your standard washing method to find the shrinkage percentage to washing then let dry. Measure square after wash.18"x18" square block after shrinking resultsLength wise measurement =17"Width wise measurement = 15"

  • Step 3).Apply Fabric Shrinkage Formula: [Width of square block before shrinking] - [width of square block after shrinking] / width of square block before shrinking x 100Length wise total shrinkage percent Formula: [(18 - 17) / 18] x 100 = 5.55% = 6%Width wise total shrinkage percent Formula: [(18 - 15) / 18] x 100 = 16.66% = 17%

FABRIC shrinkage CALCULATOR

This fabric shrinkage calculator finds the increase/decrease percentage of washed fabrics in terms of a percentage. Enter before wash value and after wash value to find percentage increase/decrease. 


 To learn how to calculate fabric shrinkage click shrinkage formula tab above. 

cotton fabric SHRINKAGE

Below is a list of some popular cotton fabrics that will shrink when using different types of  washing process like:

Twill/Canvas/Knitted/Corduroy - Normal wash, Pigment wash, Caustic ,Si wash. 
Denim/Jeans/Gabardine - Enzyme wash, Stone wash, Bleach wash , Acid wash.

  • Brushed cotton 
  • Bedford cotton
  • Broadcloth 
  • Canvas
  •  Canton
  •  Chambray
  •  Organic cotton
  •  Oxford cloth
  •  Pima cotton

  • Corduroy
  •  Denim
  •  Egyptian cotton
  •  FlannelFleece
  •  Flannel cotton
  •  French terry
  •  Gauze
  •  Jersey (Cotton)
  • cottonLinen

  •  Pique Cotton (Marcella) 
  • Pointelle 
  • Polished cotton 
  • Polycotton 
  • Ringspun fabric 
  • Seersucker
  •  Shirting cotton 
  •  Supima 
  • Terrycloth 

Eco friendly fabrics  such as Rayon, modal, and lyocell that are produced from renewable cellulosic plants such as beech trees, pine trees, and bamboo will also have some type of shrinkage factor when washing them. So adding shrinkage to your patterns before they are washed will help prevent your garment from shrinking down drastically.

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