Sunday, July 24, 2011

Basic Sewing: How to read a pattern tutorial–PART 1

AnnaVirginia Fashion: How to read a pattern - FABRIC

You are at Part 1.  Follow links to access Part 2 and Part 3.

Fabric:

AnnaVirginia Fashion: How to read a pattern - FABRIC

· Selvage – Finished edge of fabric.

· Bias – Diagonal direction on fabric becomes vertical line on finished garment. Adds stretch and beautiful drape.

· Nap - Pattern pieces often require the “nap” to be in the same direction, or cut with the “right side facing. Paying attention to nap will avoid having “upside down” fabric in finished garment. *ex: directional prints, velvet.
AnnaVirginia Fashion: How to read a pattern - FABRIC


· Interfacing: An iron-on or sew-on fabric that adds weight and stiffness.
AnnaVirginia Fashion: How to read a pattern - FABRIC


· Lining: Lightweight fabric that goes on the inside of the garment to hide stitching and can add weight.

NEXT: Basic Sewing: How to read a pattern tutorial-PART 2
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