Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday Fun Fact: Smoothing Selvages

Does your selvage pull in when you're laying out fabric?

This is a common annoyance with knits, but it can happen with wovens too. Fortunately there's an easy fix.

If you're having a hard time making your fabric lay flat, check the selvage. Are wrinkles leaning in toward the selvage like in the photo above?

Grab your scissors and start making snips! A short snip is all you need - about half an inch in. Make snips every half inch along the entire selvage.

Use the TIPS of your scissors for this! No need to use the whole blade and risk an accidental big chop.

After you've snipped, your fabric should lay flat. Check out the difference in the bottom photo!

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