The type of fabric can have a major impact on the look of the garment. Any fabric should be chosen to complement the desired look and feel of the clothing. For instance, for the well structured outfit, it benefits to use a thick or stiff fabric like cotton or brocade, while the outfit that flows is better in satin or similar draping material. Here are seven of the most popular types of clothing fabrics:
Acrylic fabrics are a popular choice for sweaters and upholstery. The actual fabric is made with by-products of petroleum and natural gas. Acrylic has plenty of benefits in clothing. It is not only lightweight and warm, but also very resistant to wrinkles and stains.
The chiffon fabric is made using a combination of synthetic fibers, nylon, silk and cotton. It has a mesh-like weave that can leave it feeling a little rough to the touch. Chiffon is not the easiest fabric to work with and easily expends when exposed to heat, so caution with the iron is necessary. This is a quite sexy and attractive fabric that makes it a perfect choice for underwear, lingerie and evening wear.
Corduroy is a riddled version of the velvet fabric. The texture is durable, thick and smooth. The high durability makes it a great choice for making outdoor apparel such as a thick sweater or jacket. Also, it is important to be careful with the dyed corduroy because the color will easily run when put through a wash cycle.
Cotton is among the most popular choices for making wearable garments in all shapes and sizes. This is a fabric that gives great softness, high absorbent properties and comfort.
Denim is a further popular choice and a fabric that gives great strength to create some of the most hard-wearing items of clothes. This fabric is made of tightly woven indigo yarns and twilled white. Also, denim is easily blended with other fabrics to increase its versatility. For instance, blending denim with Lycra makes it more elastic, while polyester is helpful to make it more wrinkle-free and shrink-free
Linen is a type of fabric that comes from plants. This fabric is naturally light and a popular choice for footwear, tote bags and bathroom and bedroom garments.
Mohair is actually real hair and sourced from Angora goats that live in Turkey. The fiber is really smooth to give a shiny and lustrous finish and looks quite similar to silk. It can make a cost-effective alternative to make the fur-based clothes.