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In this book, Sewing Smart with Fabric, you'll discover information on fiber content and its importance to the appearance and performance of a fabric. The tips and helpful hints on selecting fabric will have you sewing more and enjoying the finished results as never before.


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Sewing Smart with Fabric

Edited by: Jeanne Stauffer
Pages: 176
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: House of White Birches
Hard Cover
Item Code: 4E30850
weight: 1.70 lb

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In this book, you'll discover information on fiber content and its importance to the appearance and performance of a fabric. The tips and helpful hints on selecting fabric will have you sewing more and enjoying the finished results as never before.

You'll also find specific information for each kind of fabric, telling how best to prepare and cut that fabric. The kind of thread, needle and stitch length to use for each fabric is also included. How-to-care-for information will help your completed projects have the professional look you want.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Synthetic Taffeta, Velour, Velvet
139
Natural-Fiber Fabrics  Spandex Blends
139
Cotton
15
Specialty Fabrics 
Linen, Ramie, Hemp
56
Beaded & Sequined
145
Silk
66
Handwoven Fabrics
145
Wool
88
Faux Leather & Faux Suede
145
Manufactured Fibers  Lace
146
Acetate & Tracetate, Rayon
106
Leather & Suede
147
Tencel
107
Prepleated Fabrics
162
Acrylic, Nylon
112
Shaggy or Eyelash Fabric
162
Olefin, Polyester
113
Tapestry & Upholstery Fabrics
162
Faux Fur
120
Vinyl
162
Felt, Fleece
120
Water and Wind Resistant Fabrics
163
Sewing with Satin, Velour
124
Waterproof Fabrics
163
Lame, Microfibers
137
Fabrics & Supplies
175
Polyester Brocade
138
Special Thanks
176
Polyester Silkies, Slinky Knit
138
Bibliography
176

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