[MORE PATTERN SHRINKAGE OPTIONS]
1).Tell us if your fabric is shrinking or growing
2).What shrinkage you want to add on the width
3).What shrinkage you want to add on the Length
Finally, Upload pattern to add shrinkage to it.
What Pattern file formats can I upload?
You can upload ZIP files, DXF/AAMA files.
What wash process shrinks fabric? Any [Wet Wash Process/Chemical Process] will shrink fabric. So prior to cutting fabric for bulk production, you must check its shrinkage percentage in washing.
What Patterns Need shrinkage Applied? Any pattern that is cut on a fabric that contains Natural fibers—such as Cotton, Linen, Silk, Denim, Corduroy, Flannels and any other fabrics containing natural Cotton fibers will need to have a pattern with shrinkage added as these fabrics are more susceptible to the shrinkage process than synthetics.
What is Selvedge? The selvedge (sometimes spelled selvage) is the tightly woven edge of your fabric which is cut off to prevent it from appearing on your sewn pieces on your design. The term 'usable width of fabric', means the width of your fabric minus its selvedges.
How to: Calculate Fabric Shrinkage for denim? For instructions on how to calculate fabric shrinkage percentages please click article link below to read How To: Calculate Fabric Shrinkage in 3 Easy Steps
Download our pattern card template belowif you don't have one and type all pattern pieces contained in your design before we begin the pattern Piece Shrinkage process.