calculating fabric

How to Calculate the Fabric Yardage for a Queen-Size Bed

How to Calculate the Fabric Yardage for a Queen-Size Bed
As you plan a project to make bedding for a bed, purchase enough materials to complete the entire project. Calculate the fabric yardage for a queen-size bed to make each bedding piece you need. From a comforter or coverlet to the pillow shams and dus

How to Calculate Fabric Yardage for Inverted Pleated Drapery Panels

How to Calculate Fabric Yardage for Inverted Pleated Drapery Panels
Custom made drapes can be extremely costly, but if you have a sewing machine, it is much cheaper to make them yourself. The fabric possibilities are endless and making the drapes yourself allows you to have just the right drapes for your room. Many t

How to Measure Fabric for a Valance

How to Measure Fabric for a Valance
A valance will look skimpy if it does not contain enough fabric. The length of a valance is also important. The bottom must cover your curtain hardware, but not too much of your window. Installing the top of the valance at ceiling level will add heig

How to Calculate the GSM of a Circular Knit Fabric

How to Calculate the GSM of a Circular Knit Fabric
The grams per square meter (GSM) number of a knit fabric is a measurement of the fabric’s weight and plushness. To find the GSM of a length of knit fabric, divide the fabric’s weight by its surface area. The GSM of a piece of circular knit fabric is

How to Remove Black Mildew Stains From Fabric Lawn Furniture

How to Remove Black Mildew Stains From Fabric Lawn Furniture
Lawn furniture deals with an onset of moisture, excessive heat, rain and any other damaging elements that Mother Nature can throw at it. This will quickly cause the fabric of the lawn furniture to develop mildew. Unlike mold, black mildew will not de

How to Make a Fabric Hammock

How to Make a Fabric Hammock
Making a woven net hammock is a bit of an art form and requires knowledge of different kinds of knots and a lot of patience. Making a fabric hammock, on the other hand, is quick, easy and can be accomplished by anyone with enough savvy to use a sewin

How to Decoupage Fabric

How to Decoupage Fabric
Paper is most often used in the art of decoupage; however, lightweight fabrics make an interesting medium for the technique. Decoupage fabric to any surface, from wood to canvas.Things You'll NeedClean smooth surfaceLightweight fabric such as cottonI

How to Make Fabric Flowers

How to Make Fabric Flowers
Fabric flowers are fun and easy to make, and a great way to use up scraps. You can sew or pin them onto bags or hair bows, or glue them onto napkin rings, scrapbook covers or other craft projects. There are many different ways to make fabric flowers.

How to Drape a Ceiling With Fabric

How to Drape a Ceiling With Fabric
Decorating for a wedding reception or special party can be a challenge. How do you make your party unique without depleting your budget?Draping the ceiling with fabric can create a fairytale look, making your event a memorable one. To decorate the ce

How to make a paper or fabric cone

How to make a paper or fabric cone
Paper or fabric cones make beautiful centrepieces for a special celebration when filled with flowers or fruit. Make a stunning centrepiece for a Thanksgiving table by crafting a cone from Thanksgiving-themed fabric and filling with fresh fruit. Make

How to Remove Hem Tape From Fabric

How to Remove Hem Tape From Fabric
Hem tape is a fusible adhesive used to secure garment hems by placing the tape in the hem fold and ironing the fabric layers. The iron's heat melts the glue, causing the tape to stick to the fabric and seal the hem. Hem tape is useful when you need t

How to Hem the Filmy Fabric of a Bridesmaid Dress

How to Hem the Filmy Fabric of a Bridesmaid Dress
Formal occasion dresses can be tricky to hem. This difficulty may result from the material used for the dresses, which can be filmy and slippery. Such materials, such as chiffon, taffeta, fragile cotton blends and thin silks, add to the beauty of the

How to make fabric basket liners

How to make fabric basket liners
Lining baskets with fabric is a crafty activity. You can cover a whole basket with fabric, or just line the inside of the basket. Make your fabric choices depending on what type of basket you are using, and how you are using the basket.You do not hav

How to Use Fabric to Decoupage

How to Use Fabric to Decoupage
Découpage is the process of covering something with paper or fabric. Paper is a popular and well-known medium, but fabric can be decoupaged in much the same manner. You can découpage a large item to really show off a particular fabric or you can cove

How to Stencil Letters on Fabric

How to Stencil Letters on Fabric
When you paint wording on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric, producing letters that are even and uniform in design can be difficult. This can make the finished product appear novice and cheaply made. One solution is to use a lettering stencil when p

How to Process Hemp Into Fabric

How to Process Hemp Into Fabric
Hemp has been used as a clothing fiber for at least 10,000 years. Traditional methods for turning hemp fiber into fabric are eco-friendly, and many companies are still using those methods today. Hemp is one of the strongest and most durable of all fi

How to Make Your Own Starch for Starching Fabric

How to Make Your Own Starch for Starching Fabric
Although buying spray starch from the grocery store will not put that much of a dent in your wallet, it is still more economical to make your own. With a few items that you may already have in your home, you can iron your dress trousers, shirts and e

How to make a fabric pin board

How to make a fabric pin board
Stretch a brilliant piece of fabric over a plain piece of pressboard for an instant facelift to your decor Cover the board in a luxurious silk or satin, pin personal photos to the surface and mount the romantic board in your bedroom. Use breathable c

How to make fabric roll-up blinds

How to make fabric roll-up blinds
Roll-up blinds let you open them to let light in or pull them down for privacy. Commercially made blinds are usually pretty simple to find, but don't offer much in terms of design. You can make your own blinds by replacing the material in a pre-made

Skin rash from fabric softener

Skin rash from fabric softener
Many households use washing powder to clean clothes and fabric softener to keep clothes smelling fresh, soft and avoid static cling. Fabric softener may smell nice, but the chemical used to make the product can also have adverse effects on the skin.
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