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Chapter: 11th Textiles and Dress Designing : Fabric Preparation for Sewing

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Fabric Preparation for Sewing

The market is flooded with huge variety of dress materials.

FABRIC PREPARATION FOR SEWING

INTRODUCTION

The market is flooded with huge variety of dress materials. Each varies in the type of fibre content, colour, design and type of fin-ish. A clear knowledge about these concepts is needed to construct a good well fitted garment. Depending upon the type of fibre, the number of processes varies. Due to which the yarns may be treated with chemicals or pressure resulting the movement of yarns. Therefore, before stitching the garment, it should get adjusted to be straight. If we stitch the fabric without preparing it, then problems will arise in fitting. Example, when sewing in a fresh fabric, fit may be good but after one wash it will shrink in size. Due to that fitness may change, yarns may be reallo-cated and shape of the garment may change. So, it is necessary to prepare the fabric before marking and cutting it. There are different steps in fabric preparation. It varies upon the type of fabric used. The most important steps are shrinkage and straighten of grain.


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