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Sewing/Fabric

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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.