When it comes to vintage clothing, knowing the fabric type is very important. Rayon for example is one of the
more desirable fabrics, so it is important to correctly identify it. Pictures don't do vintage items justice so
knowing the fiber content as well as the proper name for the weave makes for a better and trusted seller.
This will also let potential buyers know, within reason, the ability to clean or repair an item. Its OK not to
be certain of a fiber content but always describe it to the best of your ability.
Please check out my fabric glossary. This is in no way complete list of fabrics or weaves as there are many!
Instead, these contain the ones you are likely to come across in vintage clothing. I will be adding close up
photos of each fabric and weave type but they will probably not be on the website until after the new year.
Also available is a fabric burn chart. Aren't sure of a fabric? New to fabrics? The best way is to burn a
fabric and identify it's properties.
|Need to know fabric content or what to call it? Below contains most of what you need.
Here is a neat little test other than burning to tell your naturals apart from rayons.
It is best to do these tests on small scrap pieces that you cut off prior to testing.
OF THE VINTAGE