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Sewing Wool Double Cloth

Flackmistress | Posted in General Discussion on

Wool Double Cloth, according to Sandra Betzina, is two different fabrics (woven, not knitted) joined with threads in between that are invisible from either side of the fabric, and useful for making a reversible garment.  I will appreciate any references to articles or other reading material regarding sewing wool double cloth.  Thank you.

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    VKStitcher | | #1

    The March 2006 issue of Threads (issue 123, pages 60-65) featured an article "Reversible Techniques for Double Cloth".  It has lots of photos to show how to make hidden seams, darts, and hems so that the garment is reversible.

    1. GailAnn | | #2

      Growing up in Michigan in the 1960's my Aunt Shirley made reversable ponchos for the girl cousins of wool double cloth.  They were very 'dressy' with contrasting braid to finish the edges, and a button placket at the neck.  I remember this because my buttons were shiney!  Gail

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        VKStitcher | | #3

        What a good Aunt you have!  I'm sure you all were adorable in your ponchos, and that they kept you warm in those Michigan winters, too!

  2. loomchick | | #4

    The references mentioned already are some of the few articles are excellent sources to working with double weaves . . . although, there are a number of different ways to work with double-faced fabrics . . . and there are many ways to create them.

    One reference you may want to find is a book titled Double-Take Sewing (ISBN 1-882138-95-30 . . . edited by Jeanne Stauffer.  It reviews reversible double-layer sewing in addition to reversible single-layer sewing . . . plus, it has a special tips and techniques section.

     

     

     

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