Do fabric pens wash off?
If you’re starting out sewing you have probably figured out by now that you will need a fabric pen. But the biggest question remains for you. Do fabric pens wash off?
Well the answer to the question “do fabric pens wash off” is really dependable on the type of fabric pen that you use and whether the fabric pen will wash off or not.
When you buy a fabric marker you must be aware of the fact that a fabric marker is not a fabric pen and therefore very likely not to wash off. A fabric marker is designed for marking clothes meaning, permanently so that you know which items are yours and your name is in it.
If you are using a fabric pen that will wash off it has an entirely different purpose. It is used for when clothes are being made and sewn. In other words, drawing the markings of the pattern onto the fabric that’s been cut out and ready to sew.
The fabric pen will wash off any markings that has been left on the fabric. This way, your pattern is clear and washed from any fabric pen markings.
Of course check the labels if you are uncertain and ask the store assistant if the fabric pen washes off before you buy it. You can also use a normal pencil. I’ve found that it works and washes off. That’s my trick instead of getting a fabric pen to wash off. Use the pencil.
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