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Fabric decorations

Intricate cut and interesting patterns for fabrics are not the only ways to bring attention, create an individual style and stand out from the crowd. It is also possible to achieve using fabric decorations. Their purpose is to make clothes beautiful and attractive and also as unusual as possible. Modern stores offer a lot of decorations for fabric: ribbons, beads and other accessories, which will help make your image unique, stylish and classy.

safety pinsSafety pins

One of the simplest ways to ornate fabric or cloth is by decorating with safety pins. The pins are cheap and can be easily purchased in any specialized department. Despite the little cost of materials, the effect of work is huge! Metal elements add some brutality to the look.

Studs and spikes

Metal décor for clothes is no longer associated with punks, Goths or bikers. Nowadays we see studs and spikes decorating everything – from office blouses to evening gowns and accessories. The most popular locations for these elements are shoulders, sleeves, sides of pants, pockets.


In some cases decorating clothes is even easier as it may seem. Cuts, holes, and slits can also become elements of décor. The only tool you need for this operation is scissors. Also, you will need to find a video or master-class on the internet on how to correctly cut the fabric to get the best result.

Also cutting can be combined with a simple fabric application. In this case, you need a piece of contrast fabric that is sewn in the needed area as linen so that you can see this fabric through the cuts.


One of the most unusual ways is to decorate clothing is via painting application. To do this you can use a special dye to paint on clothes. You can start with something very simple – cut out a cardboard pattern – a cross, heart or any other shape. Put the pattern on the wrinkles fabric and apply dye on the cutout in the template with a thin brush.


Embroidery has always been relevant and still remains so. There are several techniques of embroidery: smooth, cross, paillette, knot. Embroidery should be chosen with a focus on the style of clothing. T-shirts can be decorated with embroidery along the neckline, hem or sleeve. Skirts require embroidery on the hem or on the belt, and the dress can be embroidered in absolutely any place or across the entire area. Frequently embroidery decorates even shoes and accessories.


Decoration with beads is one of the most popular ways to bring individuality to clothes. It is quite a budget option however it is capable of making your image vivid, festive, unique and very feminine. Moreover, embroidery with beads always captivates women and gives them pleasure from the process.


Having appeared once on clothes, rhinestones became favorites of many women. Rhinestones imitate precious stones which are always considered to be a symbol of prosperity, taste, and desire to look stylish. It is possible to say with certainty that rhinestones can compliment any woman. There is only one rule to follow – do not overdo it with a number of crystals.


The decoration of clothes by crochet came from our grandmothers, but nowadays it has acquired a more global and aesthetic significance. Crocheted elements, added to everyday clothes, are very popular today. Laces obtained by crocheting are extremely feminine and tender. They are utilized at decorating summer clothes: T-shirts, skirts and even shorts. But the same beautiful they can look at warm blouses and dresses.


It is not difficult to buy a ribbon in a store. The modern application of ribbon as a decorative element is quite popular. There are many techniques for creating flowers, patterns, and embroidery using ribbons. One of the most popular techniques is called Kanzashi – a way of creating flowers out of pieces of ribbon.


Appliqué is one of the simplest and fastest ways to ornate a fabric. For decoration, you do not need a lot of time spent on painstaking work. Appliqués are already sold in the ready-made state in fabric stores. Typically, an appliqué has a rubberized or glued layer necessary in order to ensure a reliable attachment to the fabric. This glue melts under the influence of high temperature and clings to the fabric.

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Different Types of Fabrics and Their Use in Business

It is mistaken to think that fabric is created only for clothes. In fact, wherever you go you will something made with fabric – whether it is seated in your car, blinds in your office or sheets you sleep on. So fabric has many fields of application, which are determined mostly with quality and property of this fabric. So let’s see which fabrics find the most usage in business and commercial purposes.

Textile, or fabric, is a material made of yard or threads which are connected together by knitting, woven, knotting, crocheting or pressing.

Fabrics that are utilized for commercial use can be divided into 3 categories:

  1. Natural. They are produced out of vegetable fibers and animal raw materials. This type of fabric includes cotton, linen, jute, wool, and silk
  2. Artificial – such fabric is manufactured out of natural organic (cellulose, proteins) and non-organic (glass, metal) raw materials. The most common fabrics are viscose and acetate.
  3. Synthetic fabrics are made of polymer fibers. Raw materials for this type of fabric are natural gas, oil, and coal. The most well-known fabric of this type is nylon, polyester, and elastane.

Cotton is one of the most spread textiles. It is valued for its properties – hygroscopicity, durability, ease to be dyed, ease of maintenance, it is also highly hygienic. Among drawbacks is crease retention but it is easily solvable by the adding fibers of other materials in a blend. Due to its properties cotton is used for making bed-clothes, underwear, socks, clothes, robes, table linen and many others.

cotton fabric

Linen – fabric made of flax. It is one of the most strong fabric, especially among vegetable fabrics. Linen fabrics are breathable, with good water absorption properties, dust and dirt resistant, withstand high temperatures. Linen fibers, unlike cotton, do not have inner hollows, which retain heat, that’s why linen clothes is perfect for hot summer days. Besides clothes, linen is used in household textile (towels, napkins, tablecloths, curtains, bed sheets).

Silk – has a very attractive smooth and slightly shimmering look. They are durable, lightweight, drapes well. Despite being durable, it easy crumples and not stain resistant, so it is mostly being used in clothes (dresses, blouses, linens of coats), underwear, bed clothes, and also as accents in furniture, curtains, tablecloths.

Wool – is made out of wool and fluff or sheep, goats, rabbits, llamas, etc. They are durable, breathable, water resistant, warm and soft. Besides clothing, wood is used for furniture sheathing, blankets, insulation, shoes.

Viscose (rayon)– this fabric is made out of cellulose, and its properties are similar to cotton’s and linen’s – air permeable, with an attractive appearance, easy to dye and take care of. Besides, artificial textile cost less comparing to natural fabrics. The look of viscose fabric can be smooth and silky, or it can more resemble cotton look. Disadvantages of viscose are shrinking in hot water, it wrinkles and less durable, especially when wet. This material is used for outwear, clothes, domestic textile, and also, having excessive flammability it is utilized to reinforced mechanical rubber commodities (tires, hoses) and even in aerospace industry.

viscose fabric

Acetate fabric has a look resembling silk. This textile is easy to drape, it is soft and lightweight. It is cheap to manufacture however has a number of disadvantages –it wrinkles, prone to stains, relatively not durable, can be ironed only when wet. It is used for clothes (blouses, wedding attires, linen of jackets and outwear), curtains, home furnishings.

Polyester – one of the most spread fabrics. It is strong, durable, wear resistant, with high tenacity. It dries fast, easily washable, however, it is not stained resistant. Polyester fibers do not absorb water, it can’t withstand high temperature. This textile is used in apparel, furniture, bed sheets, and domestic textile. For industrial purposes, it is utilized for robes, safety belts, as insulation material.

Nylon – is a silky material, lightweight, easy to wash and maintain, hygroscopic, with good weathering properties. Nylon is used in apparel, upholster furniture, flooring, women stocking are made of nylon. Industrial usage of nylon is following: parachutes, tires reinforcement, tents, ropes.

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Sewing For Business Use

When you mention the word sewing, most people usually think of garments. Traditionally, sewing was only used in garments but advance in technology has made it possible for sewing to be used in other industries as well. For instance, did you know that sewing is used graphic industry specifically in printing? Countless benefits of sewing have made it become one of the best and most preferred options in various industries. It is not only durable but it also able to create unique products that stand out from others. In this article, we are going to discuss how sewing is being integrated into various industries in the business world.

1. Fabric graphic printing

The graphic industry has seen the benefits of sewing and has wasted no time to integrate with graphic printing. Through sewing, graphic designers are able to come up with unique fabric printing designs that are of better quality and durable. In addition to that, it takes short time it is cheaper but more effective when compared to other methods of printing. It is also not sophisticated as it is usually the case with other forms of graphic printing. As a result, most people in the graphic industry prefer sewing in printing.

2. Hemming of banners

Hemming of banners is very important because it not only makes them more presentable but it also makes the banner uniform. Through hemming, the sewer usually folds up until a cut edge, then sew it down. This ensures the edge of the banner is completely enclosed. Though sewing, the banner can be manipulated in order to achieve the best result. Hemming of banners through sewing is very easy and does not consume a lot of time. In addition to that, it is relatively cheaper when compared to other options and it gives quality result that is durable.

3. Pole pockets for banners.

Do you know that sewing is also used to create pole pocket for banners? Pole pockets are extra materials wrapped around the back side of the banner then heated and welded so as to create a smooth seam. Through sewing, you can come up with unique pole pockets for banners. You will not only come up with unique banners but you will also set up your artwork to the size you want to be finished. Sewing enables you to create pole pocket banners that have a smooth and uniform edge. It also enables you to convey the message on the banner the way you want. Whether you are looking for single sided pole banner, indoor pole banners or outdoors pole banners, sewing can help you get what you are looking for.

4. Seaming of fabric graphics.

Sewing is one of the best methods to seam fabric graphic to achieve the desired design and shape. Through seaming, you can create a long sheet of fabric graphic. You can also come up with an amazing piece of fabric graphic that is able to catch people attention. The good thing about sewing is that it enables you to create fabric graphic that you desire.

In conclusion, as opposed to the past where sewing was exclusively used in garments, nowadays many businesses have incorporated it due to its benefits.


5. Graphics for Displays

Nowadays fabric graphics are incorporated into banner printing, displays’  graphics for trade shows and other promotional marketing events. Some of the most well-known products that use fabric graphics are the Xclaim and Waveline displays which graphics are printed on a stretch fabric material and seamed together to fit around a frame. There are other fabric graphics that are more simplistic such as trade show tablecloths with logo imprinted on them.

Just remember next time you are sewing think outside the box and you will see what the world of sewing has to offer to the business industry.

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The Art Form of Sewing, quilting, and Tufting

If you are involved in the clothing business and clothing designs, then you might be familiar with the art form of sewing, quilting, and tufting. In these three patterns, designers mostly use the needle and thread to get the final result. Among all these arts, sewing is easy and two others are a bit difficult and you cannot get perfection in these arts without proper skill. Do you want to know more about these art forms? Followings are for your help.

What is sewing?

Swing is the crafts those are used to attach objects with the stitching made by the thread and needle. Sewing is one of the oldest art forms in the textile arts and initially it was done by the hands. But with the advent of the new technology, the process became much easier. In the current condition, people do the sewing both in the machines and in the hands. One can achieve high-quality fabric printing, haute couture fashion, and custom in both the ways. With the sewing, you can get your desired designs with the expert hands.


What is quilting?

Sewing and quilting are a bit different. While sewing is used to attach the things, quilting is a developed process. Though it is a process of the sewing, in this process, sewing is used to make a thicker padded material of more layers. Quilting is a sewing process that attaches two or more layers together. It is usually used in the quilted garments. Normally, quilting is performed with three layers, first is the top fabric layer, the second is the insulating material, and the third is the backing material. In the entire process, different styles and designs are adopted to give these materials a nice and creative look. This art form is used to create art quilt wall hangings, bedspreads, and clothing. It can be done by hand, specialized long arm quilting system, and the sewing machine.

What is tufting?

Tufting is an ancient sewing technique. It is normally used to create warm garments, mostly the mittens. In this art form, once the knitting is done, U-shaped loops of extra yarn and fabrics are introduced from the outside to make the end points inwards. These extra yarns create a different look sometimes with some contrasting colors. On the outside, it is used to create a design and on the inside, these extra yarns can be used to ensure durability.

All these three art forms are widely used in the clothing industry since the ancient times.

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