Online Sewing Class: The Contemporary Couture Jacket
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Fabrics and more... > Determining the amount of stretch ( Moderated by CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Determining the amount of stretch
lgrande
star
lgrande  Friend of PR
Montana USA
Member since 1/18/12
Posts: 2352
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



Date: 8/14/12 10:11 AM

When patterns call for X-amount of stretch in the fabric, how do you measure it?

------
Linda
Funny, I don't remember being absentminded.

Bernina 830LE - Brother Dreamweaver VQ3000 - Bernina B530 - Janome 6600P - Pfaff 1209 - Babylock Evolution - Janome 644 - Babylock Sashiko2 - Babylock BLCS-2

woggy
woggy  Friend of PR
Pennsylvania USA
Member since 8/15/04
Posts: 745
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Send Message

      



In reply to lgrande <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 8/14/12 10:51 AM

Take 10 inches of fabric and stretch it.

If it stretches 12.5 inches with ease the stretch is 25%
If it stretches 15 inches with ease the stretch is 50%
If it stretches 17.5 inches with ease the stretch is 75%
IF it stretches 20 inches with ease the stretch is 100%


Woggy

LynnRowe
starstarstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 11052
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



Date: 8/14/12 11:38 AM

Or use the stretch guide on the pattern envelope.

Both methods work.

------
I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

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... >> Determining the amount of stretch

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Leather 101
Leather 101

Class Details

Online Class
Perfectly Fitted Shirt
Perfectly Fitted Shirt

Class Details

Simplicity 3904

photo
by: TalyQ

Review
Kitschy Coo Reversible Hoodie

photo
by: kidmd

Review
Sew Chic Beatrice Pocket Dress Pattern (ln1310)

Sew Chic Beatrice Pocket Dress Pattern (ln1310)

Pattern Details
Shapes Nine Lives Vest Pattern

Shapes Nine Lives Vest Pattern

Pattern Details

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

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.