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Episode 27: Fabrics 101

February 05, 2018

Today’s episode is all about fabric! We’re covering all the basics such as construction, content, weight, drape, and stretch. We also offer tips for successful fabric shopping online and in person.

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  1. Anna Schilling says:

    Hey you guys,
    I just thought I would drop this here, do you know Harriet from Hobbling Handmade?
    She recentliy launched a new blog called the clothing care co ( There she talks abut verythng t do with caring about clothes (especially hand made garments), how to mend stuff, how to wash, fold and sore items and what deturgents to use.
    So for anyone who is looking for a resource on that sort of thing!
    Thanks for bringing us this wonderfull podcast!
    Oh and by the way it would also be great if you could bring Harriet on to the podcast as she is such a nice and lovely young ‘sewist’.
    Lots of love from Stuttgart (Germany)

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Hi Anna, thanks very much for sharing!

  2. Anna says:

    Hi Helen and Caroline!
    Thanks for this episode – i thought I knew a fair bit about fabric, but i learned a lot!
    I have a question – where does viscose fit in in the man-made or natural fibre categories?
    I have heard the terms viscose and rayon being used interchangeably… but also as different materials. Are they the same thing?
    Love the show, always brightens up my Tuesdays to see a new episode and I save them to until the end of the day to listen to on my commute home 🙂

    Thanks, Anna

    1. Helen Wilkinson & Caroline Somos says:

      Hi Anna! Viscose and rayon are used interchangeably in the industry and according to my experience/research, they are essentially the same.
      Thanks so much for listening!

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