What Can A Piece of Fabric Tell You?For those of you who are seasoned seamstresses, this will bore you to tears. But for many, I’m hoping this will give you new information. Anyone who sews has visited a fabric shop or a fabric department of a large store. The myriad of yardage on the bolts is so colorful and enticing. The label on the end of the bolt can give you fabric content, care instructions and the width. But what can the fabric tell you about itself?
The edges of the fabric are called the selvages. Many mills will print information on the selvage that can be of use to you.
The grain of the fabric is simply the way the threads run. Fabrics lay better in finished pieces if the grain is straight throughout.
I hope you found this information helpful. Happy sewing!