Identification of Fabrics and Preliminary Stitches in Garment Construction
Textile material has various end uses. When one has to select a material he/she touches it and observes the look and feel of it, based on which the decision of selecting the material for a specific end use is determined. The knowledge among various forms of fibre, yarn and fabric will enable in understanding the fabric qualities. In order to know the kind of fibre present in the textile material burning test, chemical test and physical tests are performed, but to understand the suitability of the fabric for garment look and feel is examined based on which decision will be taken. The most common materials include cotton, wool, silk, linen, rayon, nylon, polyester, satin, sateen, velvet, brocade, worsted, chiffon, georgette, crepe, dimity, netted, lace and crochet. Different types of materials are available in the market for a designer to chose and design a garment.