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Use the burn test to identify the fiber content of a mistery fabric. This will help to sew, press and care better your project. Plus it is fun!

Credits: National Safety Apparel, Ditzyprints & aVENIR fashions

Technique Materials

fiber burn chart, astray or plate, lighter, tweezers

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.36 PMby 1gardenia

    Final.ly, I will be able to know what my fabric is. I will put a note on it so I know what it is

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    Jun 21, 2010, 06.20 AMby mozarella

    thank you for burda and this fiber burn chart is very clear and it will make the work easy

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    Apr 13, 2010, 06.26 AMby nenasew

    Very useful chart.

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    Apr 11, 2010, 06.47 PMby gedwoods

    I love this little diagram… I just solved my problem! My mystery fabric is definitely cotton (that’s what they said in the store, but then I doubted it afterwards!)…. if only I hadn’t burned my fingers in the process!

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    Feb 9, 2010, 10.36 PMby brendazzi

    Excellent info! I’ve tried ironing a suspected silk at high heat to see if it melts, but this is much better.

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    Nov 17, 2008, 08.56 PMby anoxiasan

    WOW.

    That is incredibly useful.

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    Sep 15, 2008, 10.04 AMby camilaustral

    this sounds fun :P

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    Jun 5, 2008, 03.52 PMby helenadoll

    What a brilliant idea, I will definitely be using this!

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    May 15, 2008, 03.05 AMby squirrellypoo

    thanks, this is so helpful!

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    May 14, 2008, 06.02 AMby bijouxbetty

    Ha ha, thats brilliant! so useful, I especially like the “odour of burning meat” I cant wait to try it out!

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    May 9, 2008, 04.55 AMby akwa

    Thank you for sharing this useful information ! I will print it down and keep it to hand.

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