Category Archives for Fabric Types


Polyamide vs Polyester: 12 Differences And What Is Better

Polyester is polyester. But polyamide is a name for a large family of different materials. Then even within those family groups, there are several sub-sections that further define polyamide fabrics. Even

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Is Polyamide Stretchy? (How To Stretch Polyamide Fabric)

There are a lot of fabrics out there that stretch. Some more than others. Each one can be used in many different sewing projects when you want to avoid embarrassing situations. But no fabric can help you

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Is Polyester Vegan? (What Is Polyester Made of)

A lot of people care about the fabrics they wear. They go to great strides and expense to make sure they are wearing the correct fabric that fits their lifestyle. They also want to make sure their clothing

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Does Polyamide Shrink? How To Shrink Polyamide Clothing

When you go smaller, you want your favorite clothes to go smaller as well. But not all fabrics will agree with that decision. Some of them resist shrinking while others will embrace it. What happens to

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Ultimate Vegan Fabrics List: Is Sherpa-Fleece-Velvet Vegan?

Different lifestyles influence the type of clothing and fabrics one will wear. That is the great thing about having a little freedom and freedom to choose. People get to wear what they want in accordance

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What Is Cupro Fabric? Cupro Fabric Properties and Care Guide

One needs a scorecard to keep all the different fabrics straight. That scorecard should list all the properties of any given fabric making it easier to decide on which one to use in your next sewing project.

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Is Satin Vegan? (What Is Satin Made Of?)

Different Lifestyles favor different fabrics. The old west type cowboy likes leather, denim, and a good plaid shirt. For the city dweller, they may prefer cotton, silks, wool, and other fabrics. For the

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9 Alternatives To Wool: What Can Be Used As a Substitute?

It may be rare but there are people who do have allergies to wool. When you are one of those people, you are actively seeking some alternatives to replace that excellent fabric. Unfortunately, not everyone

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Acrylic Clothing Material: What Is Acrylic Fabric Made Of?

All fabrics have a source. It is just that all sources are not the same nor are they all good for you. The man-made synthetic fibers may lower the cost of your clothing but they come with a price. Natural

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What Is Chinlon Fabric? Does Chinlon Shrink, Stretch, Breathe

Since there are so many varieties of natural fabrics, the synthetic variations were not far behind. Chinlon, a combination of the terms China and nylon, is usually made for swimwear but not the kind you

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