Sewing 101: Types of Fabric

Are you ready to embark on a new journey that offers you a creative outlet? Many people choose sewing as a hobby that will not only help them wind down after a stressful day, but also as one that will allow creative sides to let loose without worry! Our fabric store in Portland OR is here to help you learn to sew! 

Types of Fabric 

 

Over the course of the next several blog posts we are going to offer information that helps you get associate with all there is to know about sewing basics, starting with different types of fabrics. There are designer fabrics, fine fabrics and our personal favorite, Liberty of London Fabric. You will eventually get familiar with these different types and find your favorite, as well! If you have any questions for our experts during this blog series, contact us!

It’s important to at least get familiar with the different types, even if you never actually use them all. Below, you’ll find a list of various fabric types.

  • Zorbeez
  • Zibeline
  • Zephyr
  • Youghal lace
  • Yarn
  • Worsted wool
  • Worcester
  • Wool
  • Windstopper
  • Wigan
  • Whipcord
  • Wadmal
  • Voile
  • Viyella
  • Vinyl coated polyester (PVC)
  • Vintage
  • Ventile
  • Venetian Wool
  • Venetian Lace
  • Velveteen
  • Velvet
  • Velours du Kasaï
  • Velour
  • Ultrasuede
  • Twill
  • Tweed
  • Tussar silk
  • Tulle netting
  • Tricot knit
  • Toile
  • Ticking
  • terrywool
  • terrysilk
  • terrycotton
  • Terrycloth
  • Terry velour
  • Teneriffe lace
  • Tartan
  • Tapestry
  • Tammana
  • Tambour lace
  • Tais
  • Taffeta
  • SympaTex
  • Surah
  • Suede
  • Stuff
  • Stub-tex
  • Stockinette
  • Spandex
  • Songket
  • Smartwool
  • Silnylon
  • Silk Noil
  • Silk
  • Shot silk
  • Sharkskin
  • Shantung
  • Serge
  • Sequin
  • Seersucker
  • Scrim
  • Scarlet
  • Saye
  • Satin
  • Sateen
  • Samite
  • Sailcloth
  • Saga Nishiki
  • Russell cord
  • Ripstop nylon
  • Ripstop
  • Rinzu
  • Ribbon lace
  • Rib weave
  • Rib knit
  • Reticella lace
  • Rep
  • Rayon
  • Rayadillo
  • Raw silk
  • Raschel knit
  • Rakematiz
  • Quilting
  • Qiviut
  • Punto in Aria lace
  • Poplin
  • Pongee
  • Polyester
  • Polar fleece
  • Pointelle
  • Point de Venise lace
  • Point de Gaze lace
  • Point de France lace
  • Plush
  • Plissé
  • Piqué
  • Percale
  • Peau de Soie
  • Panné velvet
  • Paisley
  • Paduasoy

Remember, over the next few blog posts, we are going to walk you through everything you need to know as a beginner sewer. Visit back with our blog often to learn more! If you're ready to start purchasing fine fabrics, visit our fabric store in Portland OR or shop online.

Josephine's Dry Goods | Fabric Store in Portland OR

In addition to providing you with the finest fabrics and accessories, we also offer couture clothing services for those that aren’t able to create garments. We understand how busy life can be. That’s why we offer you a way to bring your visions for our fabrics to life, without having to take time out of your day to do so! We are excited to continue to offer you the following:

  • Liberty of London Fabric  (cotton lawns & poplins, silks, jerseys, wools & twills)
  • Creative trim
  • Distinctive ribbons
  • French laces
  • Inspiring knits
  • Italian wools
  • Japanese denim
  • Luxurious fabric blends
  • Scrumptious silks
  • The world’s finest linens
  • Unique buttons

You’ll fall in love with the fabrics we have readily available for you! We strive to inspire your creativity with the highest quality fabrics available.To find out more about our prices and production schedule, be sure to call soon!