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Fabric Glossary

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Fabric Glossary

A Acetate - Known for its slick texture and glorious shine, acetate combines the breathability of cotton with the feel of silk. It is a chemical fibre textile, comprising of spun filaments of cellulose derived from wood pulp. Acrylic - acrylic is a man-made fibre that has a soft, wool-like texture. Its uneven finish resists shrinkage and is crease-resistant. Alencon Lace - originating in Alencon (France), alencon lace is often referred to as “the queen of lace”. It features intricate cutting and needlework. Alpaca - alpaca wool is a natural fibre taken from the wool of alpacas. It rivals cashmere...

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How to Sew Using Corduroy

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How to Sew Using Corduroy

Level: Confident Beginner Corduroy is well known for being difficult to care for and for producing a lot of lint, but with the right treatment and sewing process, this nightmare fabric can sew up a dream, all while producing minimal mess! Corduroy has many brilliant uses due to its durability, and in this guide, we’ll discuss the best ways to use this fantastic working fabric! Origins of Corduroy The origins of Corduroy fabric are often hotly debated by history buffs. The fabric first came into use during the 1700’s in France and Britain, called ‘corde du roi’, translating from French...

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