And then iron/steam your fabric flat.
This step helps a ton if you really want to be precise before cutting out your pattern pieces or begin working on your next project. It flattens the fabric back out and gives it a crisp look again. Such an important step.
(I admit, I don’t do this every time. It just depends on what I’m making. But it sure makes a big difference if you’re putting pattern pieces together. Or measuring in any way.)
And then iron throughout your project. Iron seams flat, iron flaps shut, iron curves flat, etc.
Ironing increases the loveliness of your project, guaranteed.