Introduction to Fashion Textile

Introduction to Fashion Textile


Have you ever wondered which fabric should you use to sew your dress or bags? Have you always wanted to start selling the apparel you sew but never knew what kind of fabric to choose from? A basic understanding of fibers, in terms of their characteristics and uses will help you make wise choices when purchasing textiles.  In this course, you will be introduced to the different types of fibers. Nicole will demonstrate and educate participants on the difference in fabrics. 

There will be hands on activities on how to identify fibers through the various burning tests. All participants will take home a Bernina name embroidered fine cotton handkerchief.

What you will learn?
1.       Knowledge of the characteristics of different fashion fabrics

- Natural fibers : Cotton, linen, silk, wool

- Man-made fibers : Polyester, polyamide, nylon

- Semi synthetic : Viscous, rayon, cupro

2. Conduct burning tests to differentiate different kinds of fabric
3. Different application of textile fabrics
4. Fabric care
5. Sew a Tote bag with Liberty using a BERNINA sewing machine
6. Q&A 

Date & Time:
8th June, Saturday

BERNINA Concept Store
38 Jalan Pemimpin, #08-03
Singapore 577178

Please take note:
* All materials will be provided.
** Minimum 4 participants to start the workshop. Workshop fee
will be refunded if the minimum is not met.

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Nicole Ng has been in the world of textiles for more than 20 years. Well-versed in fashion merchandising and fashion design, Nicole has a trained eye for the potential of a fabric right from the bale – whether tweed or toile, plaid or peau de soie. Nicole’s extensive experience has convinced her of the transformative power of good fabric and the right design, and it fuels her passion for helping customers discover what works for them.

Together with her husband, they helm NicoleXavier, an established purveyor of fine fabric in Singapore with a finger ever on the changing pulse of the industry