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    Profile photo of housecallhousecall @housecall

    Would it be terrible to cut the shirt facing against grain? I made a cutting error and I only have enough contrast fabric if I cut it that way. I know it’s not ideal, but will it be a disaster?

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Nope, go for it!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    The only time I got caught out cutting against the grain was with a silk Birthday Party dress.
    I cut the ties, one side with the grain one side against, and the against side stretched a bit.

    Handle it carefully and it should be fine

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    Profile photo of Justine JJustine J @justmejay

    Agree – it should be fine

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    Profile photo of housecallhousecall @housecall

    Thank you. This is my redo pair for my 4 year old son after his planned Christmas pair went missing before he received them. So, I’d like to finish without issue. 🙂

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    In general, it’s fine to cut across the grain. The cross grain and length grain (weft and warp) are ALMOST interchangeable in many instances. Cross grain with have more stretch, and length grain is usually stronger and may drape a little better. But if you’re working with cotton and kids clothes, there really won’t be too much of a difference. Just FYI.

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