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How to Determine the Fiber Content of Fabric

by Sarah

Ever bought some fabric and completely forgot to check the label? Now, you’re wondering if it really is wool, or just a great wool alternative. Same applies to everything from linen to silk and every fabric in between. Knowing the real fiber content of fabric tells you how you need to take care of that fabric. For instance, a delicate silk needs to be treated differently than a polyester imitator.

This is a MUST KNOW test for all us sewers who roam thrift stores, yard sales, and estate sales. Know the content before you buy. It may be the difference between paying the right price or missing out on a great find.

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Marjorie Ruth Miller September 25, 2017 - 3:42 am

Great demonstration. This is going to be helpful in determining fabric mysteries in my stash. Love all your tutorials

Sarah September 25, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Hi, Marjorie! Thank you for your kind words!

Cecilia October 23, 2013 - 8:52 am

Thanks for the information. It will come in handy in thrift, yard and fleamarket finds!!

Sarah October 23, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Definitely! Now you can tell if a piece of fabric is really want you think it is!

Chris September 7, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Great video! Very glad to know. Thanks.

Sarah September 9, 2013 - 1:28 pm

My pleasure! Thank you for watching!


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