Materials and Stores
Fabric is a material that is used by many people in their day-to-day lives. It’s found in the clothes we wear, the pillows we sleep on, and even the dishes we eat off of. Fabric comes in different types and fabrics shops can be difficult to navigate for those who are not well versed in fabric crafts or sewing techniques. That’s why I’ve created this ultimate guide to help you shop for fabric like a pro!
-Types of Fabric: There are so many types of fabric! From cotton, to silk, and even leather. You’re bound to find a type you like in the shops below.
-Fabric Shops: Here is a list with some tips for finding your favorite fabric shops!
*Antiques Alive – This shop offers an eclectic mix of vintage items from furniture all the way down to fabrics
*Leathers Unlimited – They offer small business owners affordable prices on large quantities
*Threadbare Fabrics – With over 60 years experience making custom designs, Threadbare has been around since 1953 and sells everything from silks to woolens
What is cotton used for and why it is good?
-Cotton: Cotton fabric is often used for garments and clothes. It’s a good choice because it drapes well, has some natural stretch to it, readily absorbs ink or dye colors on contact, doesn’t shrink too much when laundered and most people are familiar with the feel of this fabric!
What for can you use silk?
-Silk: Silk is a fabric made from the fibers of one or more silkworms, and it has been used for clothing since ancient times. It’s soft to touch but also strong and durable.
What about wool?
-Wool: Wool fabric generally comes in three weights–lightweight, medium weight, heavy weight.