Category Archives: woven fabrics
Satin is a woven fabric (so it is not elastic) with one shiny side, normally used as the right side. Because of that, if you put it face to face the parts get moved easy, because its a little slippery, so you better pin it carefully. Another thing you have to consider with satin is that it needs good overedging/trimming seams because it frays easily. Also if close to a more rough material it starts pilling meaning little knots of fabric on the fabric, so be careful.
You can buy it made of cotton but often it has some polyester fibers in it, because cotton is normally not very shiny. So best you ask what it is made of.
Since Satin looks elegant its mostly used for tops, skirts and dresses. But I also know it for pajamas and bed linen.
All the best for all your future projects
Denim is a woven fabric normally made of cotton. One side is blue and the other white and you notice diagonal lines in the fabric.
It is normally a very robust and thick. Its not elastic unless it has some elastic threads (normally not more then 5%) woven in. You can do pretty much anything out of it, just not things that are supposed to look fluid because it is firm. For that it works best for pants and jackets but also skirts, shirts and dresses.
You have to remember 2 things when working with denim:
- you need a thick needle, best you buy special denim needles in your sewing store
- the material frays easily, so if the frayed look isn’t what you want you need good overedging/trimming seam to make it frayproof
If there are any questions left feel free to ask, maybe you help others by it who read this after you and have the same question.
All the best
so one kind of fabrics are woven fabrics.
Woven Fabrics are made of 2 or more sets of threads that cross each other. If some (2-5%) of this threads are elastic the fabric can stretch a little, often used in tight pants. But normally woven fabrics aren’t elastic, so if you want to make a garment that is not loose you will need buttons, a zipper or something like that, so you will be able to put it on and take it off. The threads of those fabrics can be made of almost all materials. Often they use a big amount of cotton, but also polyester, viskose or something like it. Which ones you prefer is entirely up to you. But for all of them you need to think about how you do the overedging with a trimming seam to make the seam frayproof. Because as you can see on the pic the edges get frayed.
Woven fabrics can be used for all kinds of garments which don’t need to be elastic, so no tight T-Shirts, but pants, shirts, blouses, skirts and dresses, but all with some kind of closing.
I gonna explain the different kinds of woven fabric a little more over the next time.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Or make suggestions which special kind of fabric I definitely need to write more about.
All the best