Constructing Fibers

Additional ways to construct fabric

Non-woven

  • Fibers are compacted together using moisture, heat, chemicals, friction or pressure.
  • Examples:
  • Quilt batting
  • Garment interfacings
  • Felt
  • Artificial suede


Laces and Nets

  • Made by knotting, twisting or looping yarns.
  • Example: Lace


Nets

Braided Fabrics

  • Created by interlacing 3 or more yarns to from a regular diagonal pattern down the length of the resulting cord.

- Examples

  • Decorative trims
  • Shoelaces


Bonded Fabric

  • Made by permanently fastening together two layers of fabric by lamination.

- Example:

  • Two fabrics bonded so that one serves as a self-lining as in ski wear or winter coats.


Quilted Fabric

  • A layer of padding or batting is sandwiched between two layers of fabric and held in place by stitching.
- Examples:
  • Bedspreads
  • Placemats
  • Outerwear