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How to Select Fabrics

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Knowing what to expect from a fabric gives you a much better chance of creating a garment that you love, versus one you'll never wear. No one enjoys spending time and money on a project that is ultimately a failure, and the wrong fabric choice causes many a sewing fiasco. The solution is to learn about textile fibers and weaves, and to make informed choices. In this article from Threads #168, Julianne Bramson will explain some common fiber types and textile categories so you'll have an educated idea about what to expect from many fabrics.

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