Tips for distinguishing the frontside and backside of a fabric

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No matter what kind of fabric, no matter what kind of jacquard fabric, no matter what kind of strip fabric, the front side has an obvious bulge, the lines are clearer, and the color is softer than the back side. The front of all jacquard fabrics is delicate and uneven, which makes people feel very pleasing to the eye. The bumps with stripes and patterns are rough on the reverse side, with some floating lines.

We are in this article will talk about four methods to recognize a fabric sides.

Weave Structure

All fabrics must have their own organizational structure, generally three original structure, plain weave, twill weave and satin weave. Whether it is cotton, linen, polyester, brocade and tencel, the organizational structure is the evolution of these three aspects. Judging from this internal basic structure, it still makes sense.

1. Plain weave

If you use plain weave fabric, its front is relatively smooth, although it is small, the pattern on the front is still clearer than the back, and the color is more uniform. The back will be darker, the cloth surface will be rougher than the front, and the texture will be difficult to see.

2. Twill

If it is slanted on one side, the side with the twill weave on most fabrics is the front side of the fabric. And if it is double-sided, it can be distinguished according to the changes in the texture of the fabric. For example, the front twill of gabardine, double-sided khaki, polyester khaki, and other fabrics is inclined from the upper right to the lower left, which is called “skimming”; the front twill of yarn khaki, serge, polyester/cotton, and other fabrics is inclined from the upper left to the lower right, which is called “scratch”. “

3. Satin

The front of the satin is usually firm and smooth, and the luster is obvious.

Appearance Looking

Generally speaking, the front of the fabric is clearer, with patterns, patterns, and line outlines on the front, and the font color is brighter and the reverse color is darker, just like rayon printed fabrics. Except for the positive side, the layers are generally clear, while the negative side is not very clear. All fabrics are also printed on the front.

Touch Feeling

For the front hand feel, the front cloth feels more comfortable through the fabric, and the hand feels more comfortable and smooth, while the negative hand feels worse and rougher.

And this difference is relatively large in woolen fabrics. Basically, the side that is raised in the front, and its shape and feel should be more comfortable. Fewer hairs in the opposite direction. If it is double-faced, the back hair is generally thinner and shorter than the front, and it is not as long or as much as the front.

The selvage of the fabric

In the case of a single piece of fabric, the selvage has its texture. Even plain weave fabrics can have raised lines on the edges of the fabric. And through this pattern, it is easy to distinguish the positive and negative of the fabric. All bumps will be more pronounced and tighter in front of this road. The opposite bump will not have a distinct front. There is also some depression. In addition to these, there are pinholes, the fabric is stitched from bottom to top, and the side of the raised and curled side of the pinhole is basically the front.

May this small tip is useful, as a leading fabric company, ZakeSports will go sharing more things about fabrics. All suggestions and questions are welcome!