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How to Buy Fabric (Terminology & Shopping Tips!) | WITHWENDY

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This is how to buy fabric! An overview of common terminology and my shopping tips. I tried my best to cover the surface of fashion fabrics well, but there is a TON of information so I apologize if you feel something was left out! Hope this helps with all your future DIY's! CLICK TO NEVER MISS AN UPLOAD: http://bit.ly/subscribewithwendy MORE FOR BEGINNERS SHOP MY SEWING SUPPLIES http://withwendy.com/shop/#supplies WATCH SEWING FOR BEGINNERS https://youtu.be/a09Ex3a4sEM Hi!! I'm Wendy and I make DIY videos that teach you how to sew your own clothes (and lots of other tutorials). Subscribe if you'd like to learn, get inspiration, and stock up on helpful tips. Thanks for watching! Add me!! @withwendy My Patreon support page! http://bit.ly/patreonww MUSIC unfinished-ideas by saoe | saoe | http://bit.ly/1QKArhm Prince w/(dc) by LAKEY INSPIRED | http://bit.ly/1WFCJ5D BNSN BRNR by Alacajam | http://bit.ly/1TxNjHO life magic by cherishh | http://bit.ly/2673dja Cloud Candy (w/ Defkon) by cherishh | http://bit.ly/1YeS7Fl
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Nadia Kufchak (1 day ago)
i paid more attention to this than i do in lecture. thanks
withwendy (9 hours ago)
LOL I will not tell ;)
Shivani Krishali97 (5 days ago)
Thanku so much mam it help me a lot...becoz i m beignner
Sarah Lim (5 days ago)
Your video is really informative and helpful. A quick question: what fabric do you think Mizzen and Main is using that is iron-free, dry easy and absorb perspiration? Grateful if you could answer. Thanks in advance! =)
Gabriela M.H (6 days ago)
Bad Informeiyon (7 days ago)
It is just unbelievable the bad quality of this video editing !!! Difficult to follow, difficult to understand, too fast, too hysteric, no time delay between breaks. Have you ever heard about the meaning of a comma ( , ) by a chance?
Miranda Garcia (10 days ago)
can you show us how to make a silk top?
Miss Cloud (11 days ago)
Isam Isam (12 days ago)
Hi wwendy what the best fabric for a skirt
Zena Ali (14 days ago)
you are brilliant , thank you <3
Maximilian P. (16 days ago)
This isn't the botanical garden in Berlin, in your outro, is it? :)
Deana Wade (24 days ago)
thank you.
swati bakshi (26 days ago)
you should visit India once to explore its vast variety of textiles ..
Jennifer Dally (18 days ago)
I'm half indian and when I first learned to sew my grandmother sent money to some of our relatives who still live there so that they could buy me some proper indian fabrics. I honestly think that they are the nicest (and prettiest) pieces of fabric that I own. In fact the reason that I'm getting back into sewing is because I want to get good enough to make clothing that is worthy of the fabric that she bought me.
Ivana Pavlović (26 days ago)
I want to buy fabric!!!
Josephine (27 days ago)
How do I know how much fabric I will need to for a whole body?
Alicja Krajnik (27 days ago)
Most helpful video in this topic! I took me notes. Easily and clearly sad. Thank you so much!
tamia11 falanna (27 days ago)
Great video!
Jami Swan Beauty (28 days ago)
I just love your channel!!!
Quods Nour (29 days ago)
i do like sewing and i do know most of them in my mother tongue but not in english . banch of thx keep it up
Sour punch (1 month ago)
is it ok use jean and t shirt for polyster ? fix hole ?
munni akter (1 month ago)
what is alex fabric??
Larry Moore (1 month ago)
Thanks for all the helpful information!! You're super great to learn from and offer wide range of perspectives/considerations (ethics, categories, process) very great content for a beginner viewer like me!!! Keep it up and thank you!
BISHAL'S CREATION (1 month ago)
Thanks Wendy muuuuuwah 😘
Yuri Ha (1 month ago)
what type of fabric would be good for box shaped bottom gown? Thank you!
Lizzy Hughes (1 month ago)
You are so pretty Wendy! I find it hard to watch this with the choppy editing, but lots of good info, thanks!
4sho With Snake (1 month ago)
Really good info. Thanks 😀
Stevanda Zogara (1 month ago)
I learned more in this video than I do in my fashion college Thanks Wendy!🙌✨
Sunil Bindlish (1 month ago)
Atul fabric india is a best quality knitting fabric manufacturer for t shirt , sweat shirts , hoodies, contact no,01191 9216168680 , contact person Amit Gupta,
Meghan (1 month ago)
SO helpful ! Wow, thank you for this video it is much appreciated !
r.p garments r patole (1 month ago)
hi .Saloun. apron fabric how is .name?..
Wombat Girl (1 month ago)
cali avo (1 month ago)
I’ve been watching you for a couple of weeks and you inspired me to fix my sewing machine! I’ve always wanted to make clothes and be able to fix clothes I already have! This video has helped so so much! Thanks!!
Michelle Redd (1 month ago)
This was a very informative video, but I thought Wendy would talk about "directional" fabric. Stripes, and fabric grain.
Cesar Dela Gente (2 months ago)
hi wendy... what's that fabric used to make t-shirts?
Natalie Quinton (2 months ago)
You have made a very common mistake. You mixed up fabric content “cotton” with the fabric structure“satin”. You can get the fabric content in a variety of weaves and vice versa. I will pay more for silk satin than polyester satin. Both fabrics are satin but the fibre content is completely different.
Don DiFonso (2 months ago)
I disagree with your take on real fur versus fake fur. Fake fur lasts far longer than real fur. Real fur dries out over time and fake fur does not. Plus you are not skinning beautiful animals alive to get it.
Jennifer Dally (18 days ago)
Yes you do need to add a conditioning agent to real fur, but other than that real fur last just as long or longer than fake fur, plus fake fur is VERY bad for the environment since every part of the production and consuming process of fake fur creates microplastic that then gets into the water systems of the surrounding environment, which kills large amount of wildlife. tl;dr fur is a bit of a loose-loose situation so it's best to avoid it unless your buying real vintage fur as the damage has already been done.
Uchiba Uki (2 months ago)
Don't buy walmart cheap fabric , they are fraying so much! $1 but super thin cotton!
Mara A (2 months ago)
Italian fabrics are the best but they don’t sell them here. So when I go there I get a bunch, if not I buy it at Indian stores. PURE NATURAL silk, cotton, wool and that is it! Synthetic won’t allow the skin to breath. My skin sure complains with it
MacWill Ph (2 months ago)
do a video about heavy fabrics
emma (2 months ago)
i worked at joann fabrics for a little while, no one will judge you if you don't know the "proper" name for whatever fabric youre looking for. most people don't. I've heard so many different ways people describe what theyre looking for because they don't know the real name of it. the store youre in will (hopefully) answer any question you have or at least help you for the fabric youre looking for.
Zuriel Renovamen (2 months ago)
Life saver thanks
Victoria Smith (2 months ago)
If you hit dislike on this video you just a hater end of discussion. No if ands or buts...
Adam (2 months ago)
"Why is everything everywhere" this sentence made me laugh so hard hhhhhh
AyeYo Nia (2 months ago)
Your tips were amazing. I am new to sewing. I finally bought me a sewing machine last month, starter kits and a mannequin. I went into a fabric store a few days ago and was completely lost lol. You're tips are helping me figure out exactly what I need to look for when making decisions on fabric.
kaylashalaylaaaaa (2 months ago)
*I HATE RAYON.* it is sooooo sensitive and delicate and wrinkles & shrinks like 3x its size.
Joseph Hoh (2 months ago)
PHEW I'm exhausted. That was faster than the Shinkansen.
Kylie L'Heureux (3 months ago)
You’re amazing!
Mariah Bowen (3 months ago)
This was super informative! I'm getting into sewing for myself again, and this is giving me all kinds of ideas for projects!
Transportia (3 months ago)
I don't even sew but my interest in textiles and fashion brought me here--so glad! Thanks for such a clear introduction and a video technique that's current but not annoying (not too many trendy cut and mix of size/distance/speed).
Marcela roxana (3 months ago)
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FunnyGaming (3 months ago)
This video could have been helpful if you actually show the fabric...
T. Lucalake (3 months ago)
Ms. Wendy, New subscriber here. EXCELLENT video. I am new to sewing, and I thank you very much. I am looking forward to learning from the rest of your videos. 👍👍
Pat Andersen (3 months ago)
LOVE LOVE LOVE this video Wendy!!, you gave a lot of detail and information and I really appreciate you explaining the difference of fabrics and what "material" means.
Arika Rodriguez (3 months ago)
Amazing video!! Thank you!
Seven (3 months ago)
Very nice summary. Another suggestion to add with yours about feeling every fabric, you also need to check out the care instructions on the end of the bolts. Sadly, all the fabrics I chose yesterday were hand wash with cold water, line dry, which is something I know just isn't going to happen with me for very long. And check how quickly your chosen fabric will wrinkle by bunching a section of fabric in a tight fist for a few seconds. If it comes back wrinkled, that probably means hours with an iron (probably also cool), which is also something I know just ins't going to happen with me at all. I'm not sure if stores still give them out, but you used to be able to ask for a washable care label that you could sew into your project if you needed the washing reminder. I always forget to ask.
Toni (3 months ago)
Great Video! Thank you verry much - be blessed 👕👗❤
Ms. Riley (3 months ago)
Thank you, this was very informative.
Ziggie Zag (3 months ago)
Great info, but the hands! Find something to hold on to that would embarrass you for us to see. That way you'll be able to keep them down and still.
ada's aura (3 months ago)
I had to subscribe because I can understand you and I feel like I can trust you on all things informative. This was a really great video. Thank you so much!
Azure Kate (4 months ago)
GOD the fashion students that come to my Joanns need to see this. They come in and hand us their supply list at the counter and ask us to to find everything for them!! ALSO ONE FASHION STUDENT CAME IN AND DIDNT KNOW WHAT DENIM WAS? FFS
tricia1234gm (4 months ago)
Very interesting!!! Thank you
gloria samte (4 months ago)
Very helpful
Leesa Willard (4 months ago)
What a wonderfully extravagant plethora of great information 🙂 thank you! you’re tutorials/lessons are smart, creative and well explained.
Saku Chan (4 months ago)
Lol if you want to you can use every fabric u can find. There are no boundaries
Kira Russom (4 months ago)
But what about felt.......?
sugam in (4 months ago)
do you know best fabric for bike to work.. i live in tropical country... its have to be light,breathable,and cool :D
Lilly (4 months ago)
Thank you very much for this video! The fabric choice and terms were always confusing. Until now :)
sampea CAML (4 months ago)
Very instructive!
Rebecca Wong (4 months ago)
No offence ... too much talk, no picture. People will click away, naturally.
Monica the Diva (4 months ago)
Can someone help me please When you want some fabric, like let’s say Walmart, so you grab the roll of fabric and bring it up to the register and they ask you how much you want and they cut it for you??? I am very shy and I don’t know what to do
Maggie Huang (3 months ago)
we have fabric factory in China, we can sell them to you。 whatsapp +8615678833650
Ally Baker (4 months ago)
Love this!!
yvobalcer (4 months ago)
You forgot one important thing, look for nap, some of those fabrics have a nap and you need more fabric so it all goes the same way.
. ꓝᥲᴡᥲꓓ࿐ (4 months ago)
You didn't said what to look when buying for formal cloths
Sharon Bickerdike (4 months ago)
So clear, concise and helpful- and just love that you encourage viewers to think about the impact of fiber choice!
Adél Koekemoer (4 months ago)
O my word I don’t understand a word you saying! Still don’t understand the difference between the fabrics.
VXCreation (5 months ago)
dude so glad I came here holy crap
Phumello Shezi (5 months ago)
is there a book I car read to get this kind of information and more?
Cisy Xia (5 months ago)
super useful! Thanks for all the tips!
Riley 225 (5 months ago)
Very good video
Madison Robert (5 months ago)
just starting to get into sewing and i’m buying my fabric from thrift shops so there really isn’t anyone around to ask (although the lady that works at my favorite shop often gives me advice) so this video was super helpful! thank you so much!
Coyote Lightning (5 months ago)
Where I stand ethically? Nigga it's cotton, its a plant.
Khadijah (5 months ago)
Becky Ladd (5 months ago)
We have 1 fabric store in our area. Finding just plain T-shirt fabric is almost impossible
Maggie Huang (3 months ago)
We can offer plain T-shirt fabric in China, whatsapp +8615678833650
DAYBROK3 (5 months ago)
about the fiber from animals. if the animal was hurt in anyway you wont have a fiber producer for very long.
Lirba Zerep (5 months ago)
hi im a beginner in sewing.... hehehe what fabric should i use if i will make bags, wallet and pouches? thank you
Daniel Roy (5 months ago)
Ill start with saying that i love your video's, and your Chanel is dope. But i have to say this to all your vegan vewers, shut up, and grow up. you want cloths that will last and not pollute the planet with thousands of toxic chemicals that choke and (KILL) your precious animals, stop contradicting yourselves and wear real and natural , I'E real leather , wool and fur, not that cheep nasty fake vegan shite. you tree hugging hippies say your saving the planet .you vegans are a joke, and freaks of nature.... Ooh have i offended all you fragile minded vegans..... oh how dare i actually use logic
Libby Thomas (5 months ago)
This is so beautifully organized and exactly what I needed. Thank you!
Michael Abiodun (5 months ago)
Hey thanks , very helpful 👍🏾
Wessam Mostafa (5 months ago)
Would you please share us a video on how to organise the pattern on the fabric in order to make best use of it!!
Grace Daniel (5 months ago)
U ARE A GODSEND MADAM I'm doing a Skullkid cosplay for Halloween and I had NO idea where to start when it came to buying fabric for it. Now at least I have the vaguest of ideas of what to begin looking at for fabrics. So thanks a million!
Joanne Ryu (6 months ago)
I just found your video to get started on my research on sewing and making my own clothes, but can I just say, I love how you can rock different styles from boyish to feminine? This is beside the point, but I feel like how you style yourself with those different looks is very similar to me - even with the short hair haha I don't think I've seen someone have different styles like that, and I personally wondered if I have to "stick to one" since sometimes the boyish to feminine can be such a contrast. Your content is so informative, and I'm so glad to have found your channel. I am looking forward to watching all your videos! #subscribed
Dimitris Vasiliadis (6 months ago)
Kerrylee (6 months ago)
This video is super helpful!
Wanjira Washosh (6 months ago)
A kiss for you darling...you simplied a whole semester in 15 minutes
Coral Bishop (6 months ago)
Our hands and arms are flying all over the place. Sucks
Kiara (6 months ago)
Hi there, I was wondering what type of fabric you would suggest for a short, puffy lolita dress that would be worn in the summer.
Leslie Elblein (6 months ago)
Your video is THE BEST one I have found to explain fabrics. I am showing this to my group of beginning sewers in my middle school summer school enrichment class this week. THANK YOU!!!
Tami McClaskey (6 months ago)
Good information for us beginners. I love the Bible verse at the end🌸
Sn3ll (6 months ago)
Damn you know your shit :)
suraj Shaik (6 months ago)
Ashaki Jones (6 months ago)
Great Video! I enjoyed it!

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