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  1. The student will be familiarized with the various fabrics and accessories available in the market.
  2. The students will be able to understand the basic dimensions of fabric properties.

Course Content:

  1. Exploration and identification of the following fabrics:                   30 hrs                                                                                         
  • Cotton fabrics
  • Silk fabrics
  • Woollen fabrics
  • Synthetic fabrics
  • Other Fabrics

       Pay special attention to type of fabric, basic weave, thread count, drape,   end use of fabric, and its general care

  1. Preparation of scrap book for fabrics and accessories:             20 hrs
  • Scrap book for fabrics related to various fabric construction techniques (felting/knitting/weaving/braiding etc)                                                     
  • Understanding the characteristics, uses, collection and market survey on various types of accessories                                                                                                  
  • Support Materials: Interfacing, Lining, Interlining
  • Support Devices: Shoulder pad, Sleeve headers and Collar stays
  • Closures: Zippers, Buttons, Button holes, Hooks ‘n’ Eye, Press ’n’ Studs, Buckles, Belts
  • Trims: Ribbons, Laces and Braids
  • Non wovens

IV.    Analyzing Fabric Samples for:                                            40 hrs

  • Colourfastness to washing, ironing, crocking, sunlight and perspiration
  • Dimensional stability, pilling, Moisture regain and content, tearing test, tensile test, bursting test, stiffness test.
Essential Readings: 
  1. Fabric Source & Marketing, Bombay. (Monthly Magazine).
  2. Penelope, Cream., The Complete Book of Sewing- A Practical Step by Step Guide to Sewing Techniques ADK Publications Book, New York 1996
  3. Drudi, Elisabetta, Kuky., Fabric Textures and Patterns, he Pepin Press, Singapore, 2008.
  4. Hallet.C.,Johnston.A., Fabric for Fashion- a Comprehensive Guide to Natural Fibers, Laurence King Publishing Ltd., London, 2010.
  5. Hallet. C, Johnston.A., Fabric for Fashion-The swatch  book, Laurence King Publishing Ltd., London, 2010
  1. Humphries., Fabric Reference (II Edition), Prentice Hall International, New York, 2000.


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