How to Select the Right Piece of Fabric

As more fabrics appear on the market, it becomes more difficult for the beginner to choose one. Not just any one will do for the particular project you are planning.

Steps

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    For School: ease of care, durability and low cost as in gingham, chambray, broadcloth, gabardine, jersey, serge, flannel and tweed.
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    For Housework: washability, comfort and sturdiness as in, gingham, chambray and Dacron.
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    For Sports: durability, comfort and suitability to use as in corduroy, denim, sailcloth, khaki cloth, poplin, flannel, jersey and tweed.
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    For Lounging: comfort, crease resistance and firmness of weave as in corduroy, jersey, flannel, challis, velveteen, seersucker and quilted fabrics.
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    For Nightwear: washability and comfort as in batiste, nylon, rayon, broadcloth and flannel.
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    For Dress: soft, delicate or bright colors, attractive prints or solid colors and pleasing textures as in organdy, batiste, dotted swiss, velveteen,taffeta, crepe and faille

Tips

  • A JUMPER is and easy project for a beginner, because there are no sleeves to set in, no collar to complete and no waist and skirt joining.
  • a SIMPLE dress for a beginner in sewing should have few pieces and no difficult construction details. The fabric should be suited to the style chosen and the beginner's ability.

Article Info

Categories: Sewing