Hello, I was wondering, say there was a situation where there was
fabric, but it wasn't quite strong enough, and I wanted to "upgrade" it
to ripstop, by weaving or stitching a quadrille ruled pattern, is that
The idea would be to add ripstop capability to a range of fabrics, I am
learning more about textiles, and I hope that you can help me add that
to my repatroire (sp?) thanks if you can help.
I was thinking the same thing especially if the fabric in
question is more than a few yards. I'm thinking adding
vertical and horizontal lines of stitching 1/4" apart on 100
yards of fabric would be nearly impossible.
However, if OP has a particular color or print that must be
used and it is not available in ripstop, then possibly a
method for making the present fabric "stronger" would be to
bond it to another fabric. That would depend a lot on fiber
content. Or perhaps use a fusible *woven* interfacing.
It would be useful to have additional details on the actual
fabric and prospective use Op has in mind.
For kites, but in a 3rd world environment. Rip-stop just isn't sold on
the streetcorners. I guess I'm just spoiled.
That was a joke (I have a really dry sense of humor sometimes).
If I can keep the fabric from ripping, there's a wider range of colors
I'm kind of looking at weaving nylon fabric for kites--I might just make
it from bottles of chemicals. It seems that there is such a great world
of sewing, and the possibilities are endless.
Maybe I need to start with, is there a miniature loom or something, so
that I can make test patches? I want control over all aspects of the
fabric, to customize it--I don't want to order something from a catalog
that has 20,000 things in it, and waiting 4 months for something that
But, I appreciate your commentary, and I'll continue to work with all of
your ideas that you can share, as I learn more.
Please direct comments to the group, so that other people might benefit
from the exchange of ideas that (hopeful) continues?
Have a nice evening, and thanks for reading.
Yes, that is interesting, thank you. But I wonder if the Sashiko
technique can be programmed into one of the entry-level (less expensive)
monogramming sewing machines? It kind of reinforces and thickens the
fabric, doesn't it? Good reference. The sewing Gods are smiling--and
almost as much fun as the van Gods (did you see those
commercials--putting disco lights and purple Tiki water fountains in the
back of 70's vans with those heavy, shag-plush interiors? Now there's a