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Nap (fabric) – Sewing Word of the Day

Nap (fabric) – Sewing Word of the Day

Nap (fabric) – Nap is a term to describe the texture/sheen of fabrics such as fur, velvet, satin, or other fabrics where the fabric does not have the same appearance in every direction. One-way prints are treated like napped fabrics during layout and cutting. Cutting napped fabrics requires all pattern pieces to be cut in […]

Ease (patterning) – Sewing Word of the Day

Ease (patterning) – Sewing Word of the Day

Ease (patterning) – Ease is the difference between the body measurements the pattern is drafted for and the finished garment measurements. Wearing Ease is the additional space added over body measurements to account for sitting, breathing, eating, and moving. Design Ease is the additional space added over wearing ease to create a style or shape. […]

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