Muslin

Muslin (Courtesy of www.fabric.com)Description : Muslin is a closely-woven unbleached or white cotton cloth. As with all cottons is breathes well. It's main characteristic is that it is relatively inexpensive.
Fabrication : Muslin is a plain weave fabric.
Subtypes :
Dyes, color treatment and washing characteristics :
Draping properties :
Cutting properties :
Sewing challenges :
Example creations : Bodice design shell, Smock, Blouse and skirt, Reversible boy's vest, Leafy Camisole,
Uses worldwide : Muslin is widely used as an inexpensive fabric for making a test fit of a garment, what is often called a "muslin shell". The term "muslin" is also sometimes applied to this test garment. Today, many synthetic fibres are cheaper than cotton, and so these may be used preferentially to "make a muslin". Muslin is also used in hot climates as it is both inexpensive and cool to wear.
Origins and history : Muslin is named after the city of Mosul (in what is today Iraq) where Europeans first discovered it, but the fabric originates from Dhaka in what is now Bangladesh.
Wikipedia reference




PREV - NEXT - UP - HOME
English page - page en français - página en español - Seite auf Deutsch - pagina in italiano - страница на русском - 日本語のページ

More pages