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Best Fabric For You - How to Buy and What to Look For
Here's a guide when you're not sure about fiber:
You will be able to identify fiber absorbency by the wear of ability and durability. The more absorbent fibers are the more comfortable they are to wear. They absorb body moisture and humidity. Since they absorb moisture they are less prone to static electricity and will clean more easily.
The less absorbent fibers are the less comfortable they are to wear, but since they are less affected by body heat and moisture they wrinkle less and they hold their shape better. However, they become static-prone. Here you can determine the best fabric for you that will wear well by knowing their absorbency.
More absorbent - wool, linen, silk, cotton and natural fibers Less absorbent rayon, acetate, acrylic, nylon, polyester and synthetic fibers. Here you can determine the best fabric for you that will wear well by knowing the lengths of fibers that will affect its performance and appearance.
Long fibers are synthetics. Silk is the only one that is a natural long fiber, but there are longer wool and cotton fibers that have some of these characteristics: Lustrous and smooth, pill resistant, more resilient. Short fibers are natural and synthetic fibers cut. They are cut into short lengths twisted into a yarn that has a fuzzier appearance like soft and fuzzy, tend to pill and wrinkle more easily. Now wool gabardine is a long fiber and wool flannel is a short fiber.
Be sure to read the labels on ready-to-wear and on the end of the bolt for your best fabric overall guide to fiber content and care. Manufacturers use blends for decreasing cost, increase prestige, increase wash ability, decrease wrinkling, increase comfort, or increase strength. A pair of pants that is 65% cotton, 35% polyester will wrinkle less and wear better than all cotton. A pair of pants that is 65% polyester, 35% cotton will wrinkle less and wear better, but be less comfortable.
People today go towards comfort and easy care, so you can determine the best fabric here on the blends of fabrics. Fabric labels. Here's a list of fabrics that you can decide would be the best fabric for you and they they will wear:
Solid colors are faster to sew than plaids, prints are faster than both as the print in the fabric doesn't require matching. Plaids are take the most time because of the cutting concentration and planning required. Make a note in a small notebook with the following five basic pieces and make sure you take it with you when shopping for your best fabric. Also, make sure you use the yardage conversion chart on the back of the pattern catalogue if your fabric width.
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