CA – September 17, 2015 – When one buys fabric, one should first think about what it will be used for. For dressmakers, however, you would have to buy fabric from an authorized dealer who can provide you with fabrics meant for dressmaking. Most people think that buying fabric is a simple task. What is there to do in buying fabric than going into a store and picking out a fabric? In truth, buying fabrics are actually a slow process where you would need to take into consideration a few important things.
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you in buying fabrics for your project.
- The first thing to do is to decide whether or not you would need to buy a sewing pattern first, or the fabric such as those at Paper Mart. It is recommended that you first choose the sewing pattern before you buy the fabric. When you have done this, you would immediately know what type of fabric you need for your project.
- When you arrive at a fabric store, you should check the fabrics that are recommended in the sewing pattern and find them first. You may decide to choose other fabrics but it is better if you follow the sewing pattern.
- You can decide whether you like a fabric when you unhook the fabric bolt and look at how low the fabric hangs. Take time to feel the fabrics so that you know which is best for your project.
- Check the fiber contents of the fabric. Make sure to check for important information. Most of the things you need to know about a fabric can be found on the label. You can also tell if a fabric is high maintenance by doing this.
- Imagine or visualize the project you have in mind and relate it to the fabric that you are checking out. If the fabric looks right or if the color suits you, then you can use the fabric.
- Always check what length you should buy. Measurements can be found inside the sewing patterns.
- Do not rush the buying process because most fabrics are non-returnable.