Use these steps:
- Sew a line of stitching a 1/4" from the raw edge.
- Using the wooden pressing bar, fold the fabric on the row of stitching bringing the wrong sides together. Press down and drag the pointed edge across the fold with the item on a hard surface.
- Fold again to enclose the raw edge and press the new fold line with the wooden pressing bar.
- Crease the fabric well with the pressing bar and then take the item to the ironing board and press it with the iron.
Many times when fabric is preshrunk, it looses the finishing which helps create a crisp sharp crease. Fabric spray starch will not un-do preshrinking and will help you achieve crisp creases. If the fabric seems limp after preshrinking, iron the fabric using fabric sizing or spray starch before cutting out the pieces of your project. This will help the wooden pressing bar create sharp creases which will hold in place until the iron sets the crease.