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UNDERSTANDING FABRIC WEIGHTS

Knowing a fabrics width, composition & weight helps you make the right choice of fabrics for your project.  We have always tried to include the GSM (or GSY) of a fabric when we knew it but now we have our very own weight machine we will be able to give our customers full accurate information.  

GSM stands for 'Grams per Square Metre' (GSYstands for Grams per Square Yard).   In simple terms the higher the GSM number, the heavier the fabric is, while the lower the GSM is the lighter the fabric.  

So keep an eye out on our listings for the GSM information, if the fabric you are interested in doesn't have that information simply send us an email and we'll get it sorted for you.

 

Happy Sewing!

 

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