What is woven fabric

What is woven fabric?

In my previous blogs, all the fabric types I discussed were based on their fiber types (synthetic or natural). However, we shall be trying something different here as our focus

What is ticking stripe fabric

What is ticking stripe fabric? 

Before the advent of quilting or modern-day bedding fabrics, people from the ancient period wrapped their straw-filled beds with a basic sack known as a tick. This method was adopted

What is Cashmere made out of

What is Cashmere made out of?

Of course, we all love wool fiber fabrics for their durability and thermally insulating qualities. This fiber is obtained from animal fur, the hair that provides these animals warmth during

Is Elastane the same as Spandex

Is Elastane the same as Spandex? 

Elastane fabric may seem like a type you have never seen or heard about. But what if I tell you that most of the activewear and sportswear you see on

Is Minky fabric hard to sew

Is Minky fabric hard to sew?

To be honest with ourselves, not everybody can afford the ridiculous amount that natural fabrics are sold for in the market, hence the reason for introducing synthetic fiber. Some fabric

Is Jute fabric vegan

Is Jute fabric vegan?

This might be shocking, but do you know that neither silk nor wool is the second most popular natural fabric? Sitting in the second position is the Jute fabric. Although

What is Hemp fabric

What is Hemp fabric?

On different occasions, I have met with people who claim they do not like working with cotton fabrics just because of their proneness to shrinkage despite the numerous excellent properties

What is Burlap fabric

What is Burlap fabric? 

When you hear natural fabrics or fiber, what comes to your mind? Cotton? Wool? Silk? I am cocksure those three fibers will be the ones to pop up in your

What is a Twill fabric

What is a Twill fabric? 

With so much already said about the different fabric types, I think it is time we discussed the weave rather than the fiber or the material. Weaving is one of

What is Shantung fabric

What is Shantung fabric?

Are you a silk lover? If indeed you are, you should have heard about Shantung fabric; if you haven’t, you should consider getting this fabric on your next shopping trip.

Do Denim fabric shrink

Do Denim fabric shrink? 

When mentioning Denim fabric, everybody would readily have a mental picture of what the material looks like. This is because, since the debut of this fabric, it has continued to

What is Sashiko thread

What is Sashiko thread?

At a time in human history when owning a cloth was a luxury, precisely during the Edo era of Japan, poor workers as at the time devised a way to

What is Nuvella fabric

What is Nuvella fabric? 

It may not seem easy to believe, but some synthetic fabrics are more durable than those made with natural fibers. I also thought that until I had my first experience

What is Elastane fabric

What is Elastane fabric?

At first, Stretchy fabrics may be a pain in the ass to many sewists because of how hard it is to work with them, but most of the time, the

What is Crepe fabric

What is Crepe fabric?

Individual fabric shoppers go to fabric stores bearing in mind the exact material they want their intended fabric to be made of. Suppose originally; you intend to buy a crepe

Is wool fabric waterproof

Is wool fabric waterproof? 

Put side by side and taking monetary consideration out of the equation, many people will choose natural fiber fabrics over fabrics made from synthetic material. Even at times, most people

What is Acrylic fabric

What is Acrylic fabric?

When looking to make a cloth article that is budget friendly and capable of keeping you warm, comfortable, and cozy throughout the winter, look no further than Acrylic fabric. This

How to use tracing paper on fabrics

How to use tracing paper on fabrics

If you are accustomed to drawing or making designs, you should know what tracing paper is unless your skill level is restricted to using the conventional way of drawing with

Flannel vs Chamois

Flannel vs Chamois 

In the fabric market today, you can hardly find a truly unique fabric with unmatched quality. There will always be a replica, even though not entirely the same but will