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Fabric - what is it? Will it work for my purpose?
  29 Records, Last updated on 9/29/13 5:15 PM
   External Link Types of Knit Fabrics
A description of the qualities of a variety of knits
9/29/13
   External Link Glossary of Fashion Terms
A fun list of terms from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library
4/3/12
   Chat Archive Designing Your Own Fabric with Stephen Fraser of Spoonflower
We chat with Spoonflower co-founder about the process of designing your own fabric
4/2/12
   Chat Archive The Relationship Between the Cut of the Cloth and the Design of the Garment
Sandra Ericson chats with us about zero waste pattern design among other topics
4/2/12
   External Link Fabric, Thread & Needle Chart 9/5/09
   External Link A Discourse on Shirting
An article on fabric types, qualities, and weaving
9/4/09
   External Link Tips: Sewing With Velveteen 9/1/09
   External Link Word List: Definitions and Descriptions of Fabric and Cloth
Not all of the definitions are complete, but it might have that obscure term you want definted!
8/16/08
   External Link Tips on Fabric and other - How much fabric to buy, how to handle off-grain denim, and other tips
at Trudy Jansen Design website
1/8/07
   External Link Sewing Guide for many fabrics
by Shannon Gifford, hosted by Emma One Sock website
1/4/07
   Message Board What is Charmeuse and China Silk?
A helpful discussion on their characteristics, plus a few extra tips
9/11/06
   Message Board Is this a quality fabric?
Some tips on how to tell.
9/11/06
   Newsletter Article Fabric: A Crucial Element of Successful Garments
Some discussion on stashes in addition to fabric basics
9/11/06
   Message Board Quality of knit fabrics
Some tips on how to tell, BEFORE you use it, if a knit is good quality
9/11/06
   Message Board Fabric recommendation for making napkins 2/25/06
   Review Pressing corduroy
A tip by Eli
8/12/04
   Message Board Slinky Fabric
Different types and sewing techniques
2/15/04
   Message Board What type of fabric is suited to make T-Shirts? 2/15/04
   Message Board Will a fabric Pill?
Message board resource
2/15/04
   Review Fabric Conversion chart
A Tip by Lou
2/11/04
   Review Using whiteout to mark PolarFleece
Marking on Polar Fleece A Tip by Dee
2/11/04
   Newsletter Article Malden Mills - Power Dry
An article by Karen Bowers
2/11/04
   Newsletter Article Fabric and Flammability
A research by Rhonda Noah
2/11/04
   Newsletter Article Fabric of the fortnight - Cotton/LYCRA
Sewing tips and techniques for sewing with this fabric - Deepika
2/11/04
   Newsletter Article Sewing with Denim
An article by Rennie Ashby
2/11/04
   Chat Archive Sewing with Cotton/LYCRA
Expert Chat - Christine Jonson
2/11/04
   Chat Archive Fleece - Fabric & Techniques
Expert Chat with Malden Mills, Rosemary Kozdra & Katherine Klinger
2/11/04
   External Link Selecting Outerwear Fabrics 2/8/04
   Message Board Hi twist
What exactly is it?
9/6/03

 
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