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Learn More About Woven Apparel Fabrics And Its Applications

Many crafters turn to our collection of woven apparel fabrics for their apparel crafting projects. There are many benefits to using woven fabrics, some of which we will mention below. So, if you are still on the fence about using woven fabrics in crafting projects. Be sure to check out our overview below.

Why Do Woven Apparel Fabrics Cost More Than Other Fabric Types?

Even though Spotlight provides you woven fabrics for the sharpest prices, you will still notice their price can be a little higher than other fabrics in our catalogue. The price of woven fabrics can easily be explained though, as it all comes down to the production process.

As woven fabrics are made on a loom, the production process is a little more intensive than that of non-woven fabrics. Since the production process is costlier for the manufacturer, this can reflect in the price of the fabric.

Despite the slightly higher price, woven fabrics do have some added benefits. To learn more about those, we recommend reading through some of the benefits we have talked about below.

Is Woven Fabric More Durable Than Other Fabric Types?

Woven fabrics can be considerably stronger than other fabrics you will find in stores, this since they are woven on the loom and there thicker and less stretchable. Woven fabrics are used in sturdy work clothing because of its durability, but also in casual wear such as jeans.

Since woven fabrics are more durable and thicker than non-woven fabrics, they will feel different than knitted fabrics. If you are going for softness, you should go for knitted fabrics. However, if you are looking for the strongest material around, you cannot go wrong with woven apparel fabrics.

Are Woven Fabrics Easier To Clean Than Other Fabrics?

Many believe that woven fabrics are more delicate because of the way they are produced, but the opposite is actually true. Woven apparel fabrics are counted among some of the easiest to maintain, which explains their popularity in many jeans and durable work clothing.

Two excellent properties that are attributed to some woven fabrics are resistance to wrinkling and shrinking, this is the case for woven fabrics made from cotton fabric fibres. Of course, you do have to take into consideration the source fibre of your woven fabric, as some fabric fibres can require special maintenance.

Cotton is the most common fabric fibre used in woven fabrics, but you can also encounter linen and silk. If you own linen or silk clothing, you may already know that washing them can be a special task. So, if you want your woven apparel to be easy to maintain, always choose cotton woven fabric over other options such as linen and silk.

Do Properties Of Woven Fabric Vary Based On The Source Fibre?

As you may have guessed from the maintenance section in this guide, there can be different properties depending on the source fibre of your woven fabric. Below, we have provided an overview of the three most common fibres used in woven fabrics.

Cotton - This is the most common fabric used for many applications, this goes from bedding to work clothing and casual wear. Cotton is breathable, strong, and reliable. In short, a great choice for many crafting applications.

Linen - When it comes down to clothing for extremely warm temperatures, linen immediately springs to mind. The fabric easily releases heat and comes with additional shading properties. Therefore, this kind of fabric fibre is used in clothing that will be worn during the summer months.

Silk - This is one of the most versatile materials. It is one of the strongest natural fibres in existence today. It is a natural temperature regulator, keeping you warm in freezing temperatures and cold in hotter weather.

One of the more interesting aspects of silk fabric fibres is that they are hypoallergenic. If you are an asthma sufferer or are prone to allergies, then this type of fabric fibre should always be on top of your list. Silk has also shown to prevent hair damage, which explains why many women prefer their pillowcases in silk fabrics. The applications and benefits are almost endless.



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