There are typically between 30 and 100 yards of fabric in a bolt of fabric while the width of the fabric is often between 45 and 60 inches. When buying fabric in bulk, the bolt is usually the preferred amount to purchase.Continue Reading
When purchasing fabric at a fabric store, the clerk will get the bolt of fabric from the shelf and measure the material to the exact yardage desired by the customer. These bolts are usually not purchased by customers unless they need a significant amount of fabric and want to buy in bulk. Many different kinds of fabric are available in bolt form for those people who do want to buy in bulk, such as twill, tulle, cotton, canvas, muslin, burlap, and flannel. The bolt refers to the wooden or cardboard tube that the fabric is wrapped around and the fabric itself.
For those people who are interested in saving money, premeasured and precut pieces of fabric, known as remnants, are available in fabric stores at discounted prices. These remnants are sometimes available in bolts, although they are typically available in smaller amounts, and typically labeled with both the width of the fabric and the amount of yardage.Learn more about Sewing
To sew valances, wash and dry the fabric, and measure width of the window. Cut the fabric to the desired width, fold the fabric in 1 inch on each short sides to create a hem, and sew each hem. Make a hem along the top of the fabric that is slightly larger than the curtain rod, and sew the hem. Hang the curtain, mark the desired length of the valance, take the valance down, and sew the bottom hem.Full Answer >
To make arm covers for a sofa, measure the length of the arm at the back and seat cushions, the arm's width and its height, and use these measurements to cut a fabric into pieces of the required size. Sew the fabric pieces together appropriately using a seam and hem of 1/2 inch.Full Answer >
To make beaded door curtains, measure the inside length and width of the doorway and cut a dowel to the width of the door plus four inches. Mark the dowel where the eyelet hooks for the beads should go. Outline the desired bead pattern on a piece of paper, and then string the beads onto nylon, tying off each end. Hang the dowel on the top of the door, and attach the strands of beads to the eyelet hooks.Full Answer >
To sew potato bags, cut a piece of cotton batting and two pieces of cotton fabric to 11 by 22 inches, and layer the cotton batting between the cotton fabric. Tack or quilt the fabrics together, stitch the 22-inch edges of the fabric together, and sew a 1-inch hem on the short edges. Fold the fabric into a square with the short ends in the center, align the hems, and sew a hem along the outside edges of the fabric.Full Answer >