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Tailor’s Chalk

tzipi | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Sorry if this is  a repeat but I didn’t see my first letter appear.

 

I used yellow tailor’s chalk on  a white cottom -lycra skirt and it shows through to the good side. Will it wash out in the laundry? If not , how can I get it off?

Thanks, Tzipi

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  1. lilah | | #1

    tzipi,

    It will most likely wash out.  You can try to "erase " or reduce the marks with a white eraser.  I've successfully used erasers or a piece of fabric to remove or reduce pencil marks or chalk marks on fabric.   Recently, while I was doing some machine embroidery, I had used a bright blue mark on a yellow fabric and I used a piece of the stabilizer and gently rubbed away most of the mark.  The stabilizer is the kind meant to stay in the fabric and it's soft to the touch but has a little waffle-like texture.  This didn't remove all of the mark, but it lightened it a lot.   I washed the item afterwards and all of the marks came out with no residue or shadow at all.  I've never had a problem with chalk marks staying in any fabric, even if I didn't erase the marks first.

    1. tzipi | | #2

      Thank you so much for the support because I was very nervous about this. You calmed me down.

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