Stretch fabric is a fabric which has the ability to stretch. It is made partially of elastic fibers such as lycra, elastane, spandex (different names of the same synthetic fiber). There are also knit fabrics which stretch due to the production method – looping.
Mother of pearl buttons are iridescent buttons made from inner layer of certain shells. Especially shells of oysters and mussels that contain nacre, the mineral substance that forms pearls.
Online fabric store is a website where you can buy fabrics distantly: either from the comfort of your own home, or even on the go. As any other online shop, it is generally about the win-win model both for a customer and seller: you save your time on commuting, a seller saves on the overhead expenses of the brick-and-mortar stores.
Liberty fabric is created by the legendary British brand Liberty of London, and is represented with primarily cotton printed textiles. The prints, actually, are what the company has gained its fame for.
Paisley is an ornamental design which consists of curved teardrop shapes. It is also known as buta or boteh, and is believed to have originated in Persia. At first it was hand printed or embroidered on fabrics, and you can still find lots of paisley woven with silver and gold threads on wedding attire in Iran.
Crepe de chine is a kind of lightweight fabric similar to silk crepe, made with highly twisted yarns. The fabric is usually produced from silk, it also can be manufactured with cotton and synthetic materials which imitate silk (polyester, nylon, rayon or acetate).
Rhinestones are decorative items that look like real gems or precious stones. Machine-cut or molded, they have various degrees of light refraction that depend on their cut and quality.
Lace applique is a piece of openwork fabric. It can be sewn to a net-like base such as tulle or mesh or made by twisting, looping, knitting of threads. An applique pattern is usually floral or botanical. The raw materials can vary from silk and cotton to metallic and synthetic fibers.
Viscose fabric is the type of cloth based on artificially obtained fibres of cellulose origin. Depending on the technology it has been treated with, this fabric can be similar to silk, wool, cotton or linen.
Voile is a lightweight, plain woven fabric usually made from 100% cotton or cotton blend. It has the higher thread cotton than most cotton fabrics, which results in a silky soft hand. Voile is a summer-perfect dressmaking material, because it is lightweight, breathable and semi-sheer.