It can be difficult to choose the right fabric when shopping for linen dresses. Are you looking for glamour? Do you want to protect your table? What is the work involved in caring for the fabric
It may be easier to choose the right fabric if you start with the choices. There are three main types of fabrics available, with a few variations to give each one a little more variety. The first is the polyester, which are fabrics made with threads that are petroleum-based chemicals. These fabrics are very easy to clean. Simply put them in the washing machine and dry. If they are not removed quickly, no ironing is required. To prevent raveling, there is usually a simple binding stitching along the edges of the fabric. This makes it easy to make a hem. This is an advantage because it’s easy to care for. Grease stains can be difficult to remove or even impossible to get rid of in some cases. The binding and hemming pulls out easier, so it is necessary to hem the cloth periodically.
100% cotton is the second fabric you should consider. Long fiber Egyptian cotton threads are the best type of cotton. These can be either single or double spun. Because it has a silky smooth surface and is easy to dye, single spun thread is used for satin weave cloths. This thread can also be used to make damask cloths by using the jacquard weaving process. Double spun thread is typically heavier and more durable and is used in jacquard weaving to create a more defined pattern in cloth. For added strength, it can be used in bed linens.
100% linen is the third fabric you should consider. This fabric is the most expensive and has the most luxurious appearance. It could be a plain satin weave, with some lace decoration or special hemming stitches. You can embroider it in different designs, in a contrasting or the same color. A damask cloth can also be used with intricate woven designs. There will always be distinctive slubs, which are formed when the ends are joined to continue weaving. This fabric is strong and popular. It is more delicate than other fabrics and requires more care. It must be ironed. Steam ironing is not an option. It must be ironed slightly damp. This will ensure that the fabric drapes beautifully like a pure linen cloth.
Blends of cotton/polyester or cotton/linen are the most popular. Blends of cotton and polyester produce cloths that are less wrinkle-prone. They can be ironed if needed. The hems of polyester are typically firmer than the polyester by itself. If you use matching napkins, the cloth will be more absorbent and feel better than all polyester. Grease stains are still a problem.
The cotton/linen blended cloths are much more affordable than pure linen cloths. While they require some ironing, they are almost as draping as pure linen cloth. Beauville, for example, makes tea towels from 18% linen and 72% Cotton. These tea towels are easy to dye and iron and can be dried dishware and crystal with no lint. It is fine to not iron the towels. They will be wrinkled.
It is easier to find linens that fit your needs and budget if you have some knowledge. You can easily add style and flair to any space by having a wide selection of linens available.