Articles that discuss about all types of fabrics.

The Top 5 Effective Ways You Can Use to Sew a Button

5 Effective Ways to Sew a Button

  • January 11, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Do you know how to sew on a button? Well, if you do know, answering that question shouldn’t take much of your time. Anyway, you might think that sewing is a thing that only women do, or that you rely on your mom to replace your buttons for you. But hey, you never know when you’re going to be on your own and need this skill in a pinch; knowing how to sew on a button is a small way of making yourself more self-sufficient. If you don’t know how to sew a button, yet want to learn — below...

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Importance of Pressing and Various Tools You Can Use

Importance of Pressing and the Various Tools You Can Use

  • January 07, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics, Sewing Tutorials

Most beginners make the mistake of pressing when the project is done – less do they know that it should be the other way around. Almost all sewing experts would agree that the need to press as-you-go is a must; however, many quilters and new garment sewists still don’t realize the difference it can make in the final outcome. Why It Really Matters Basically, pressing makes your quilt block come together more accurately, without puckering or pleating. It makes your garments look handmade, ...

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Why It's Important to Go for Hypoallergenic Fabric

The Real Deal About Hypoallergenic Fabrics

We've all heard it before. The sales lady from fabric stores may have constantly bugged us to pick their hypoallergenic collections over the more affordable fabrics we've been used to for years. What's is this buzz about hypoallergenic fabrics and are they truly worth the extra penny? Allergens A lot of elements can trigger allergic reactions in people. The allergen may likewise vary from every individual. This means that one person have develop allergic reactions from a certain fabric while ot...

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Sewing Fabric: What is Georgette Fabric and Usage

Sewing Fabric: What is Georgette Fabric

Georgette fabric is a textile traditionally made from silk, although synthetic fibers such as polyester are sometimes used as well. The thing that makes georgette fabric distinctive is the crinkly crepe-light texture, which feels slightly rough and dull, but gives the fabric a bouncy, flowing look. Many fabric stores carry georgette fabric in a range of colors and prints for various projects. Department stores also carry clothing and drapery made from georgette. Threads Used (Picture from www.ef...

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Velour Fabric: History and How It Became Popular

Velour Fabric: History and How It Became Popular

Velour Fabric has numerous theories about where it originated, but most people agree that it first came somewhere in the Far East and was carried along the legendary Silk route by Arabs to Europe. Velour or “velours,” which is a French word for velvet, and, like velvet, velour is like woven by a special process with looped threads that are cut to form a pile, or textured surface, the difference of velour to velvet is the fabric form which it is woven. While velvet is most often made ...

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The Rich and Deep History of Gabardine Fabric

The Rich and Deep History of Gabardine Fabric

A very long time ago at 1879 a man named Thomas Burberry, the founder of the Burberry fashion house in Basingstoke, has invented the Garbardine Fabric. It was made of an original fabric and waterproofed clothing. It was tightly woven and water-repellant, but more comfortable than rubberized fabrics. The word “gabardine” has been used to refer to a “dress” or “a covering” since the 1590s. Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats,...

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The History of Lace Fabric and How It Is Made

History of Lace Fabric and How It's Made

Lace has long been a treasured decorative element for fashion, especially bridal fashion. Cherished for its delicate workmanship and airy patterns, lace has been worn as an adornment since the 15th Century. This is a look at the history of lace, its origins, different forms, and its use in wedding fashions. (Picture from www.globaltextiles.com) There is some dispute over whether Italy or Flanders can lay claim to the invention of needle lace in the 15th Century. It is certain that bobbin lace wa...

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Sewing Fabric: Taking Care of Cashmere Clothes

Sewing Fabric: Taking Care of Cashmere Clothes

  • November 03, 2015
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  • Dresses, Sewing Fabrics

How to choose cashmere sweaters? Generally speaking, your finger is the best tool to check. A good cashmere sweater should feel hefty and substantial, even if it is a lightweight garment. Density, Loosely knit, limp fabric is the hallmark of a cheaply made sweater. Pull the sides of the sweater apart and then let them go. The sweater should snap back to its original shape. Texture: Finer cashmere is softer and therefore more expensive than coarser cashmere. Feel the sweater with your fingertips,...

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All You Need to Understand About Double Weave

Double Weave: All You Need to Understand About This Pattern

Are you new to sewing and stuff? Well, you have probably seen double weave fabrics but know so little about it. This fabric is a family of weave styles in which the face of the fabric is efficiently detached from the back; however, at specific interlacing, each of its side maintains enough structural integrity. This makes double weave fabrics different from others. Matelassés and tubular fabrics are the best examples and are encountered in both decorative and utilitarian roles. Naturally,...

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How to Maximize The Luxurious Fabric Called Velvet

The Luxurious Fabric That is Velvet, and How You Can Maximize It

More often than not, when you’re in the mood to create something elegant, you’d usually think about fabrics other than quilting cottons. Well, pattern designers always love to work with cottons for a whole lot of reasons: the fabric is easy to sew with; it is printed in vivid, gorgeous designs; and the quilting industry is loves to sponsor designers with the said fabric especially if they are to feature them. (Picture from www.1860-1960.com) Nevertheless, when talking about the realm of fabr...

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