Sewing Resources — fabric stretch

How To Sew with Sequin Fabric

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How To Sew with Sequin Fabric

Sequin fabric is renowned for being one of the most awkward fabrics to work with. But now is a better time than ever to face up to this material and make the most of its potential. Whether you’re creating items for your own use or to sell, the dazzle of sequins is achieving peak popularity when it comes to various areas of textile design, from clothing to homeware and even hair accessories! Now, there are all sorts of different sequin materials out there, so to try to explain them all in one article would be futile. For now, let’s focus...

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How to calculate fabric stretch

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How to calculate fabric stretch

When starting sew stretch projects, or using stretch fabrics, you may begin to notice patterns calling for fabrics with a certain amount of stretch or a minimum stretch requirement on the envelope. In all cases it is important to assess the stretch of your fabric across the length and width. This guide has been designed to help you do this, so that your garments fit and hang on the body as they are supposed to! Assessing fabric stretch across the grain - width Fold your fabric square with the selvage, away from the cut edge (not parallel to the cut edge)....

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