About Fabric & Interfacing 

All you need to know about fabric and interfacing! Textile guides and glossary, fabric yardage calculators, fabric conversion chart, fabric dyeing and more.


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A Guide to Using Interfacing
What is it and when to use it. The Sewing Directory
Choosing & Using Interfacing
It is really important to choose the right interfacing for the fabric you are sewing. This site will help. Get Creative
History of fabric and textiles. NY Fastion Center Fabrics
Fabric Glossary
A glossary of fabric with details about the different fabrics - fabric name and description. NY Fashion Center Fabrics
Fabric Width Conversion Chart
This chart determines the amount of fabric needed when the width of the fabric chosen differs from the width of fabric on the pattern envelope. Butterick
Fabric Yardage Conversion Chart
Handy chart for figuring yardage with different widths of fabric. Denver Fabrics
Facings - Facings Made Easy
Comprehensive guide with illustration on facings. New Mexico State University
Foil Instructions
To add shimmering depth to your fabric try foiling. Here are step-by-step instructions. Laura Murray Designs
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Fusing - Helpful Hints
The bond between a fusible interfacing and the fabric is intended to be a permanent bond. Simplicity recommends test fusing to be sure you will get the result to want in the completed garment. Simplicity Creative Group
Interfacings, Underlinings and Linings
Selecting interfacings, underlinings and linings. New Mexico State University
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Leather and Suede
How to sew with leather and suede. All free Crafts
Quilting Cottons
Learn about sewing garments with quilting cottons. Colette
Silk - Information
Learn about the different types of silk, how to sew with silk and care of silk. About.com
Silk - Sewing Silk (Video)
Helpful hints on sewing silk. Threads
Silk - Sewing with Silk
Tips and hints on sewing with silk. Craftstylish
Synthetic Suedes
Basics for sewing with synthetic suedes. New Mexico State University
Vintage Lace
How to wash and care for vintage lace. Kitty and Me Designs
Vintage Sheet
How to cut a vintage sheet into fat quarters. In Color Order

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