Woven with an extra set of warp yarns that form a pile, velvets range in weight from chiffon to heavy upholstery fabrics. Originally made of silk, velvet is now available in cotton, rayon, acetate, polyester, and various blends.
With new technical information and new sewing aids, velvet is no longer intimidating to sew. After you get a few skills under your belt, you'll be able to include it in your day or night wardrobe with ease. You will learn how to distinguish between the different types of velvets and the best styles and patterns to use. Author Linda Lee also shares great information on how to cut, mark, sew, press, and even hem this tricky fabric.
From Threads #140
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Posted on Jul 31st, 2011 in online extras, All How-To, fabric, tools & supplies, downloads, threads magazine, article, Threads 140