|When ever you have fabric
with a print all going one way, you need to make sure that the hem of each
paper pattern piece is all going one way. Why? Because let's say you
are making a dress and the fabric you picked is a beautiful floral rose
print. You do not want the front of your dress having the roses
facing the correct way, and the back of the dress having upside down roses
would you? So make sure if your fabric has a ONE-WAY print all your
hemlines are all facing the same way. Notice in this photo, all the
hems of each pattern piece are facing down at the other end of the table.
This also goes for any fabric that has a
nap, or some type of raised surface. These students are making
fleece jackets, and fleece has a nap. If you are not sure if your
fabric has a nap, one good way to check is to place the fabric flat on a
table, rub your hand down the fabric and look at the color. Now rub
your hand back up the fabric. Did the color change slightly?
If so, then your fabric has a nap. Some fabrics with nap are: soft
denim, fleece, corduroy, suede, and velvet. Check your fabric
carefully. Some sheer and satin fabrics look one color one way and
another color if held upside down.