Block Print Fabrics Care

Hand blocked prints have been popular for centuries, and still are today. Here are some tips to ensure that they look their best for years to come.

  • Before sewing, be sure to pre-wash and care for your fabric the same way you plan to do so after you finish making your garment. Cotton shrinks under heat, and even when washing cold it may shrink during drying or pressing. 
  • Block prints will bleed in the first few washes. Wash them separately at first. Some like to add vinegar to help set the dye, or throw a color catcher in with it. 
  • Do not use bleach or stain removers
  • Iron from the reverse side of the fabric or with a pressing cloth. 

Hand Washing

  • Wash in cold water with mild detergents.
  • Do not soak
  • Line dry in the shade for best results. 

Machine Washing 

  • Wash on delicate in cold water using mild detergents.
  • Do not soak 
  • Tumble Dry on low heat