Category Archives for Fabric Types


How Is Fabric Weight Measured? (GSM Fabric Weight Chart)

It does get confusing. The fabric world isn’t always clear when it uses certain terms. Fabric weight does not necessarily mean how much an item weighs but that the cloth for that item came from a piece

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How To Dye Polyester With Acrylic Paint, Rit, Dylon, Food…

Something stained your favorite polyester outfit or it sat out in the sun too long and faded and so on. No matter what color change took place, it is sometimes cheaper to dye or paint the polyester fabric

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Is Polyester Breathable? (Good For Summer vs Sweaty)

When hot temperatures arrive everyone reaches for those clothes designed to keep the body cool. There are a lot of fabrics to choose from as breathability is essential in today’s fashion market. The

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Is Neoprene Warm For Winter? (5mm vs 2mm vs Wool)

You will be acting like a pirate when the temperatures drop down to colder levels. You will be saying shiver me timbers if you are not wearing the right material to keep yourself warm. Then you will be

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Is Neoprene Breathable? (Does Neoprene Make You Sweat?)

Not everything has to be breathable unless you live in one of those one-season areas of the world. Then every fabric you wear should be breathable. Breathability is just one criteria upon which to judge

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Does Neoprene Stretch Over Time or When Wet? (How To Do It)

There are those situations where you haven’t worn a pair of pants for a while and when you put them on and stretch a little you hear the sound of a rip in the wrong spot. Some stretch is okay but stretchy

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Is Modal Fabric Breathable? (Modal Fabric Pros and Cons)

The hot weather doesn’t always stop at the end of August. For some people, the need to wear breathable fabrics continues for another month. Finding the most comfortable and appealing material that breathes

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Is Nylon Breathable? (Is Nylon Good For Hot Weather)

Summer means heat. That is when you start to check the closet for the right fabrics to wear. Not every fabric, is perfect for the summertime weather, and knowing which ones work and which ones do not,

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Finishing Leather Edges: How to Hem Leather Pants and More

You can’t forget the little details. These little details are vital to the look and durability of any clothing item you make. Ignoring them means you have not finished your outfit and taking shortcuts.

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Elastane vs Spandex vs Lycra vs Polyester: Which Is Better?

What is in a name? For fabrics, a name can mean status, class, or just a common everyday clothing item. Names tell a person exactly what they are getting when they are shopping for the right fabric for

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