Category Archives for Fabric Types


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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What Is Jute Silk Fabric? (Difference, How to Wash, Tips)

Different fabrics use the same names as other finer and more sophisticated cloths that it is hard to tell what they can be used for. It does tend to be very confusing when you are a beginner trying to

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What Does Acrylic Fabric Feel Like? Is Acrylic Itchy or Soft?

Not every fabric can hope to feel like silk but they try. Each fabric has a distinctive feel to it which makes it great for specific sewing projects. Unfortunately, many fabrics feel the same making it

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Acrylic vs Wool: 11 Differences Between Acrylic And Wool

Synthetic fabrics were created for the specific task of mimicking natural fabrics while lowering the cost of clothing and fabrics by the yard. While they do the latter well, these synthetic fibers are

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Is Acrylic Warm Enough For Winter? (Hats, Socks, Blankets)

Being warm is important. When the winter chill comes it is hard to get moving especially if your bones are a little beyond their peak years. The right fabric will help keep the chill off and keep those

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12 Differences Between Quilting Fabric and Apparel Fabric

Many fabrics advertise they are designed for certain projects but when you get to the store and start comparing material, you see there is little difference between the fabrics. It hap[pens as manufacturers

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Broadcloth vs Cotton: What is Broadcloth Used For? (Guide)

The good thing about the sewing world, including the quilting side, is that there are so many fabric options one can choose from. The difficulty comes in when one is not sure if a particular fabric is

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