SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fabrics and more... > what is this fabric ? ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
what is this fabric ?
anae
star
anae
Beginner
New York USA
Member since 4/6/03
Posts: 260
Send Message

      



Date: 8/27/13 12:57 PM

Last year I bought top because I liked the fabric. But every time I put it on, I rip it off because the proporrtions are all wrong. I'd like to make a top out of similar fabric - But WHAT kind of fabric is it? I dont know! What does it look like to you?

aw man. I just tried to inset a picture. Seems like the only way to show an image is to have it posted to a website? Sigh. Sorry. I'll try to describe it.

Its a not-very-stretchy knit. Smooth on the backside. And equally smooth on the front except where the velveteen design is. I dont know how they did the velveteen design - the back is so smooth it cant be part of the knit. From a distance the design could look like burnout. But it isnt see through and it doesnt have any thin spots.

You might have a top like this yourself. 2-3 years ago JCPenny and Dressbarn had TONS of tops made out of this stuff. I never saw many people wearing them, but they were all over the store in striking color combinations. Never saw any in a fabric store.

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3730
Send Message

      



In reply to anae <<


Date: 8/27/13 2:12 PM

We can't see it, as no photo. But if it looks like velvet or velveteen but is not actually knit or woven into the fabric at all and just on the top side of it, is probably what you call "flocked fabric".

Which just means is fuzzy particles of stuff glued or bonded onto just the top of the fabric, in some decorative pattern most times.

Try a google on "flocked fabric" and then choose google images, and you would probably see thousands of them.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fabrics and more... >> what is this fabric ?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Understanding Interfacings
Understanding Interfacings

Register

Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Register

Other AT212

photo
by: Sandi S

Review
Burda 9481

photo
by: MayenDesig...

Review

Pattern

SewBaby Five Easy Booties Pattern

SewBaby Five Easy Booties Pattern

Buy Now
Suzi Purse Insert

Suzi Purse Insert

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.