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  • Word Search: Fabric & Sewing Terms

    March 14, 2016 by Britex Fabrics

    Below are words associated with fabric and sewing. Try to find the words hidden in the puzzle, or click on the highlighted words to explore the links.  (Solution Down Below) WORD SEARCH ACRYLIC, BIAS, BLEND, BOILED WOOL, BOUCLE, BUTTON, CHAMBRAY, COTTON, CREPE, FASHION, FELTED, GEORGETTE, HAND DYED, HERRINGBONE, IRON, JERSEY, KNIT, LACE, LEATHER, LINEN, NEEDLE, NOTIONS, PATTERN, PLAID, POLYESTER, PRINT, RAYON, REMNANT, RIBBON, SATEEN, SCISSORS, SEWING, SILK, SPANDEX, SWATCH, TAILOR, THREAD, TULLE, TWILL, VINYL, VISCOSE, WAX COTTON, WEAVE, WOOL, YARD, YARN *Special thanks to Burda Style Patterns for their amazing online fabric glossary. Continue Reading

  • Answers to "Basic Sewing with Patterns" - Crossword #1

    February 3, 2010 by Britex Fabrics

    ACROSS
    2. DART—“V” shaped sewing technique used to make garments fit the body
    4. BODICE—the part of a garment or pattern that covers the torso
    5. FINISH—serge or use pinking shears to the fabric edge
    11. FACING—finish armholes and necklines with fabric that is turned under
    13. ALTERATION—changes to assist in fit
    15. ARROW—symbol that indicates grain in a pattern layout
    16. TISSUE—commercial pattern paper
    17. CLIP—how to get curved edges to lay flat

    DOWN
    1. BASTE—temporary stitch
    3. LINING—fabric on the interior of the garment that hides the seams
    6. SEAM—5/8” stitching line
    7. NAP—direction of fabric with pile
    8. SELVAGE—finished edge of fabric
    9. BIAS—at a 45 degree angle to the edge of the fabric
    10. INTERFACING—gives body to sections of the garment, including collars and cuffs
    12. NOTIONS—sewing supplies that are not fabric
    14. GRAIN—parallel to the edge of fabric


  • Basic Sewing with Patterns - #1

    December 17, 2009 by Britex Fabrics

    We hope you enjoy Britex Fabric's first crossword puzzle! We will be posting a new puzzle regularly as often as we can, along with the answers to the last puzzle. -- Composed by Monsieur Du Jour


    (Click on crossword image to print)

    Across

    2. “V” shaped sewing technique used to make garments fit the body
    4. The part of a garment or pattern that covers the torso
    5. Serge or use pinking shears to the fabric edge
    11. Finish armholes and necklines with fabric that is turned under
    13. Changes to assist in fit
    15. Symbol that indicates grain in a pattern layout
    16. Commercial pattern paper
    17. How to get curved edges to lay flat

    Down

    1. Temporary stitch
    3. Fabric on the interior of the garment that hides the seams
    6. 5/8” stitching line
    7. Direction of fabric with pile
    8. Finished edge of fabric
    9. At a 45 degree angle to the edge of the fabric
    10. Gives body to sections of the garment, including collars and cuffs
    12. Sewing supplies that are not fabric
    14. Parallel to the edge of fabric


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