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Fil Coupe Cotton Batiste

73 US$per one running metre
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SKU: 00063215

Characteristics

Composition: 100% Cotton
Weight:96 g/m²
Width:136 cm
Manufacturer:Carnet
Country:Italy
Suitable For:Blouses, Dresses, Skirts

Description

This semi-opaque cotton batiste features blooming wildflowers in blue shades spread all over the dreamy pastel background. It also boasts a fil coupe polka dot which adds an offbeat edge to the design. Made of premium cotton renowned for its natural absorbency, this fabric is ideal for breathable dresses, blouses and skirts.

What is Cotton?

Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers used for textiles and clothing. Known for thousands of years, its fibers, either short or long, can be woven or knitted into various fabrics such as lawn, batiste, poplin, jersey or velvet. The most common weaves for cotton include plain, twill and satin. Cotton cloth is easy to handle and comfortable to wear all year round. Soft, breathable and absorbent, it is a go-to choice for summer apparel. Lightweight fabrics are best suitable for shirts, blouses and dresses; medium-weight – for trousers, skirts, dresses; heavy – for trousers, jackets and outwear. Cotton is everybody’s favourite when summer comes around, with a choice of floral prints available for any taste and style. Tiny blossoms, sprawling bouquets or large flowers – there is a bright future for this fashion trend.

Cotton Batiste Fabric

Cotton batiste is a plain weave fabric with a smooth surface. It is lightweight, soft and semi-sheer. The fabric is named after Jean Baptiste, a famous French weaver. It is quite durable despite its delicate look. Either plain or printed, it is a perfect material for blouses, dresses, skirts and pinafores to wear on hot summer days. Fil coupe is one of the fanciest designs to be found in cotton. Translated from French as “cut threads’, it is a small jacquard pattern that has a frayed look.

How to Sew with Cotton Batiste

The good thing about cotton batiste is that it is lightweight and soft. It works well in flowy styles without much structure. Be sure to lay it out straight and square on the cutting table – it can shift around pretty easily. Here are some tips that can help you turn this fine cloth into a beautiful piece of clothing.

  1. Always prepare your fabric before cutting. Pre-washing might work, but it all depends on the type of fabrics – sometimes only dry-cleaning is allowed. Use a scrap of fabric to test if pre-washing works for you.
  2. If you need to secure your fabric, opt for fine silk pins – they are perfect for this semi-sheer fabric. You may also use pattern weights to keep it in place.
  3. Use water soluble and vanishing pencils or chalk to mark the fabric. Avoid any kind of ink as it can easily damage the fabric.
  4. Sharp scissors are a key to success. Make sure you avoid snags when cutting.
  5. Choose the correct machine foot and needle for your sewing machine. Your needle size should be based on the type and weight of thread you are using. We recommend using silk or cotton threads.
  6. Cotton batiste is a delicate fabric. It prefers medium temperatures and calls for a pressing cloth. Press it with an iron, using steam, to remove any wrinkles. Do not iron wet fabric – it can stretch beyond repair.
  7. Add body to cotton batiste with fusible interfacing. Choose a solid, semi-sheer interfacing and try it on a scrap of fabric to make sure it fits.

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Fabric by the Yard: Measurement Conversion

All fabrics on our website are priced by the meter. The term "running meter" or "linear meter" is used in the fabric industry. To convert meters to yards, use the conversion factor 0.9144. In other words,
1 Yard = 0.9144 Meters
1 Metre = 1.0936 Yards

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