829Re: [EndeweardeTailor] types of fabric?
- Mar 6, 2010Fabric weight is one of the ways in which fabrics are classified. Fabric weights are measured in a few different ways. Generally, the fabric weight is measured by weighing a standardized width of a yard or meter on a scale. Fabric weights are also occasionally determined by weighing square yards of a quality, or by weighing yards per one pound. The weight of the one-yard or meter is recorded in ounces or grams and the fabric is then classified by its weight. The weight of textiles is measured in ounces in the U.S. and in Asia, and is measured in grams in Europe. And more about Fabric Weight: When speaking with your salespeople, you can say the numerical weight, for example if you are searching for denim, you could ask for a 12 ounce, 14 ounce, or 16 ounce denim. But actually it’s quite all right to simply say that you are looking for a lightweight, medium-weight, or heavyweight fabric, or, that you are looking for a top-weight, or bottom-weight, or coating-weight, or suiting-weight. The weight of fabric you choose will depend on the garment for which the fabric is required. You will need a heavier weight velvet for a velvet coat, than for a velvet blouse, for instance. If you are making a blouse, you could say a lightweight or a top-weight fabric is what you are looking for.
On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Marjorie <jorie6568@...> wrote:
This may seem like a stupid question but what exactly is considered a "bottom-weight fabric?" I have a pattern that calls for "wool or any bottom-weight fabric."
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