The most effective method for making fabric colorfast is to follow all the care instructions given on the fabric or garment label. It is also helpful to follow the guidelines given on the detergent product.
Another popular method is to use salt and vinegar. The only ingredients needed for this method are salt, vinegar and water. Put your item into the solution and move it around vigorously until the salt disappears. Leave your clothes in the solution for 24 hours, rinse your items until the water is running clear and send it in the cycle with other items of clothing for the best results.Learn More
To make a pillow for a ring bearer, sew together fabric and a matching monogrammed tea towel, then decorate with ribbon. This takes about one hour to complete. You need a monogrammed and embroidered linen tea towel, 1/4 yard of fabric that matches the towel, thread, scissors, a ruler, a needle, polyester fiberfill and 3 1/2 yards of satin ribbon.Full Answer >
To make a pillow cover, prepare the fabric, cut the fabric, create the opening on the back of the pillow, construct the pillow case, and cover the pillow. This takes about three hours and requires a washing machine, a dryer, sewing materials, fabric, a pillow form and scissors.Full Answer >
To make an evening purse, cut the fabric and interfacing, apply the interfacing, create seams, sew the fabric pieces together, fold and sew the purse into shape, apply a Velcro fastener and finish with a brooch. Making an evening purse takes roughly 45 minutes and requires velvet fabric, lining fabric, sew-in interfacing, a hook-and-loop fastener dot, a sewing machine, pins, sewing scissors, a fabric pencil, thread and a brooch.Full Answer >
To sew a slipcover for a double papasan cushion, cut the fabric to fit around the cushion with extra material on all the sides to accommodate the cushion's depth. Sew around most of the circumference, leaving an opening so the cushion can be put inside. Add hook-and-loop tape to the opening to allow the cover to be removed and laundered.Full Answer >