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

Fabric

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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