- Fabric Shops Directory
Browse this fabric shop directory for information about fabric retailers throughout the United States. The photograph on this page depicts colorful bolts of fabric in a fabric shop.
- Fabric Types
Fabrics are textiles that are used to make clothing and window coverings, furniture, towels, and more. Fabric can be made of natural fibers like cotton and wool or synthetic fibers such as polyester and acetate.
- Bolts of Fabric in a Fabric Shop (Digital Video)
Bolts of colorful fabric wave gently in the breeze on a fabric shop display.
- Cotton Fabrics
This web page is a good resource to learn about the most common type of fabric, which is cotton. Links to related websites are included.
- Diaper Fabrics
A cloth diaper has three basic parts: an outer waterproof layer, an absorbent layer, and an inner layer that touches baby's skin. Of course, different fabrics are best-suited for each part.
- Pair of Scissors with Black Handles (Digital Image)
A black-handled pair of scissors balances on one shiny, chrome blade. Considered one of the most necessary objects around the home, scissors cut hair, fabric, and even food.
- Cowboy Hat Construction
Cowboy hats are made of fur felt, which is a fabric made from animal-fur fibers. Use this website to learn about the steps used to make cowboy hats.
- Cowboy Hat History
The cowboy hat was invented in 1865 when John Stetson used fur fabric and boiling water to create a hat that kept out the elements. Learn more on this website.
Stitching Machine (Photograph)
A close-up photograph of three brushes on an ancient stitching machine, which was commonly used for bookbinding. The bristles will brush debris off the fabric as the bound material passes along the conveyor belt.
- Sewing Machines
Sewing machines provide a convenient way to stitch fabric, and many people use them to make clothes and home furnishings such as curtains and slipcovers.
A slipcover is a fabric cover placed over existing upholstery on a chair or couch. Slipcovers are an inexpensive way to update the look of your furniture.
- Tote Bags
A tote bag is a flexible bag with an open top. Many are made of canvas, but tote bags can also be made of leather, vinyl, straw, or other fabric. Visit this site to learn more about tote bags.
- Learning to Sew on a Sewing Machine (Digital Image)
A mother leans over to help her daughter feed a patterned piece of fabric through a sewing machine. Learning how to sew on a sewing machine is an excellent parent-child bonding event, and also allows one to develop a skill that will last a lifetime.