Fabric and Fiber Information

Fabric and Fiber Information

A knowledge base for sewing and working with various fibers and fabric types.

The information offered in this fabric guide is meant to extend the customer’s understanding of the fabrics that are offered in our online store and should not be considered a complete source for fabric and fiber know-how. Information provided here is a culmination of the knowledge of our staff as we work and sew with the various fabrics we sell.

Our knowledge base is a work in progress, so please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

Cotton Fabric Information

Cotton Stretch, Seersucker, Plisse, Pique, shirting, lawn, voile

Wool Fabric Information

Tropical wool, boiled wool, coating, wool tweeds

Linen Fabric Information

Handkerchief, light weight, mid-weight, suit weight

Rayon Fabric Information

Textured, crepe, challis, Tencel

Silk Fabric Information

Matka, crepe, charmeuse, china silk, matelasse, silk tweeds

Knit Fabric Information

Jersey Knit, Double Knit, Sweater Knit

Fiber Blends Information

natural fiber blends, luxury blends, synthetic blends


Tips for choosing a lining fabric


Tips for choosing interfacing and garment support

Care Codes: Fabric Preparation and Care

A guide to fabric care codes in our product descriptions