Last modified on 14 January 2010, at 21:31

Sewing/Fabric

Variety of fabric. From the left: evenweave cotton, velvet, printed cotton, calico, felt, satin, silk, hessian, polycotton.

TermsEdit

Face 
the right side of the fabric
Selvage 
finished edges
Raw edge 
unfinished edges
Grain 
the direction of the nap
Nap 
Bias 
Warp 
Weft 
Bolt 

Preparing FabricEdit

Always wash and press all fabric before sewing with it. New fabric will usually shrink a certain amount. Marking of patterns must be done on quite flat (well-pressed) fabric, as creases will distort the shape of the chalked pattern.