Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fabrics: Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in bolls. It is almost pure cellulose and when the bolls get blown in the wind the seeds disperse more so then when done manually. Cotton is spun into yarn or thread to make a soft, breathable fabric.  It goes back to prehistoric times about 7000 yrs ago, which is just incredible, but I wouldn't expect anything less from this fantastic natural fiber.  Since Cotton Gin was created in 1793, the price was lowered and it became the most widely used natural fiber and still is today.  

I chose Cotton because I have recently been working on a dress(batman dress below), using this fabric and must say it is wonderful to work with.  It doesn't have too much stretch, so it is great for pinning, cutting and it moves easily through the presser foot on the sewing machine.  Cotton creates a great structure for dresses and is great for anytime of year.  I love working with this fabric, as you can create so many pieces with it.  I am looking forward to using it in my many upcoming household projects, such as; pillow coverings and in the making a an ottoman cushion.

Super Girl Purse
Super Hero Shoes
Vintage Wedding Dress
Batman Dress
Super Hero Doll Dress
Batman Pillow
Ninja Turtle Nunchuks

No comments:

Post a Comment