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Totally fluid, slipping over your body like water, you won’t even know you’re wearing this fabric. Hello, this is Tushar Bhatia from Charu Creation Pvt Ltd., a fashion fabric company from Nehru Place, New Delhi. Friends, in this video we shall talk about the most popular knit fabrics used for making Lingerie. Knit fabrics are created with a knitting machine, which produces interlocking loops of threads that allow the final fabric to stretch. Although you may think immediately of jersey fabrics, there are many other knits you might try when making lingerie, from the tissue thin to the strong and sturdy. Knits come in a range of weights, finishes, stretch capabilities, and drapes. Let’s take a look at some common knit fabrics used in lingerie sewing. The first one on our list is Nylon Tricot.

Tricot is a warp knit fabric, with a structure that will appear different from typical weft knits such as jersey. If you look closely at the surface of tricot, the structure looks a bit like zigzags. 40 Denier Nylon Tricot is very common in lingerie, and can be used as either the outer fabric or as a lining. It is durable and usually inexpensive. However, Nylon tricot also comes in a range of opacities and surface textures, from sheer chiffon-like fabric to satin-finished. The next knit fabric that you may use for making Lingerie is Single jersey: Single jersey is single layer of fabric knitted with one set of needles on a single bed of a weft knitting machine. Single Jersey comes in a wide array of fiber types, including rayon, bamboo, cotton, polyester, and more. It works beautifully for comfortable loungewear or  sleepwear, since it stretches with the body. It also drapes well, making it perfect for nightgowns, flowing robes, and gathered babydolls. Jersey fabrics with spandex have superior stretch and recovery, which is essential for some types of lingerie such as panties. Although it can be a bit lightweight for supportive garments such as bras, single jersey can be combined with other lining fabrics to create a sturdier, more supportive option.

The next fabric is Light double knit: Double knit fabrics are created with multiple sets of needles to produce two layers of fabric that are knitted together. They tend to be thicker and sturdier than single knits, and are less prone to rolling or fraying. While thick double knits such as ponte are not ideal for lingerie, lightweight cousins such as cotton interlock can work quite well and give more strength and stability than a single knit. Bras made of cotton interlock are quite popular for their comfort level. Friends, if you like our content, do remember to press the Like button and subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

One more thing, you may now order fabrics from our Android Mobile App named Charu Creation. To download our App from Playstore, click on the link given in the description of the video. Okay, so let’s get back to fabrics. Next on our list is Simplex: A double faced knit fabric used primarily for bra cups. It has a very little four-way stretch. The little stretch gives excellent firm support. Next is the turn of Mesh Fabric: Mesh is commonly used in panties, creating breathable, light and sheer panels. It is a light and delicate fabric that does not add much bulk, and can be used to provide light linings in bralettes, nighties, or panties. It can also be used to back lace, to maintain a sheer look while giving more strength and stability. Next on our list is Power Net: Also known as power mesh, this net fabric is super strong and durable. With a 4 way stretch, there’s so much movement making it perfect for making knickers. Transparent and breathable, it’s perfectly suited to lingerie.

Totally fluid, slipping over your body like water, you won’t even know you’re wearing this fabric. You could also make a chemise or underlay for other underwear garments such as girdles. It is also commonly used for the bands of bras. Last on our list is Velour Fabric. More of a novelty than most other lingerie fabrics listed, Velour can be a fun addition to your lingerie wardrobe. The plush nap is soft and fun to wear, making great robes, leggings, or slinky slips. Be aware that Velour does add bulk due to the pile, so opt to use it on garments that are not meant to be hidden beneath fitted clothing and that have minimal seams.

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Cotton Fabric’s ability to get sterilized makes Lingerie made out of Cotton a wonderful choice for Lactating mothers. Hello, this is Tushar Bhatia from Charu Creation Pvt Ltd., a fashion fabric company from Nehru Place, New Delhi. Friends, before going in detail about the different woven fabrics used for making Lingerie, let us first of all understand the exact definition of Lingerie. Lingerie constitutes not only women’s undergarments but also women’s night suits. Lingerie is manufactured all around the world using woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, non-woven fabrics & Laces. Let us talk about Woven fabrics used for making Lingerie. So the first on the list is Cotton. Fabrics made out of Cotton Fibers are immensely breathable and helps you stay cool even when it is very humid. This is one of the primary reasons why cotton is a perfect choice for lingerie making. Another advantage of cotton is that it is hypoallergenic and, therefore, suitable for women with sensitive skin. Cotton fabric is also popular because it’s easy to care for. Cotton is easy to clean, can be  machine washed, laundered or dry cleaned. It can resist high temperatures, therefore it can be boiled and thus sterilized.

Cotton Fabric’s ability to get sterilized makes Lingerie made out of Cotton a wonderful choice for Lactating mothers. But it has a downside also. Cotton absorbs moisture and will stay dry as long as the moisture evaporates faster than the material can absorb it. For that reason, it’s not the best material for sport or those who sweat a lot. So friends, the first fabric made out of Cotton fiber that you can choose for making Lingerie is Cotton Voile. Lightweight and transparent in nature, Cotton Voile is widely used to make lightweight summer lingerie, such as nighties, lightweight bralettes that don’t require stretch, or boxer shorts. Printed Cotton Voile can make beautiful panel insertions when combined with stretch fabrics in bras and panties.

Moreover, most linings of bras are made from Cotton Voile. The next fabric that you may use for making your Lingerie is Cotton Cambric. A fine woven fabric with a plain weave, Cotton Cambric is a good fabric for nursing bras, maternity bras, and daily panties because of its high moisture absorption ability and breathability feature. The next fabric that you may think about is Cotton Sateen. Woven out of Satin weave, it is incredibly soft to touch. And even though it has a matt finish, the fabric is smooth and feels a delight against the skin. It drapes elegantly, and would be ideal to make a classy chemise or cute pyjama set.

100% Cotton Fabrics are not stretchable and certain items of Lingerie do require a certain amount of stretch. For this particular  reason, cotton is blended with spandex. Cotton-Spandex blended fabric combines the breathability and moisture absorption ability of cotton and the high elasticity and intensity of spandex. Bras made from the cotton-spandex fabric are especially comfortable as everyday-wear when you just need the minimum amount of stretch.

This fabric is less prone to shrinkage compared to cotton and having a few bras handy, made from cotton-spandex, helps take care of those days when you don’t have time to put together an attire let alone sort out your lingerie. Friends, you may now order fabrics from our Android Mobile App named Charu Creation. To download our App from Playstore, click on the link given in the description of the video. Okay, so lets get back to fabrics.

The second major fiber for is Silk. Silk, a kind of protein fiber, is honored as “Fiber Queen” for its unique properties. Silk is most known for its lustrous finish, rich colors due to high dye absorption, and incredibly soft feel. Despite its delicacy, silk is a very strong fiber. The first woven fabric made out of Silk that you can use for making Lingerie is Silk Impression. It is a demure fabric that’s perfect for lingerie making as it’s both incredibly lightweight and durable. Having a GSM of around 80, it almost feels weightless, effortlessly gliding over your skin without any friction. The front and back textures are the same, It has a shimmery face and is semi-translucent, producing an elegant, slightly faded print. Therefore, it’s one of the best fabrics for Lingerie items such as panties, nighties and babydolls.

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Lingerie making is Silk Charmeuse. It is one of the most luxurious fabrics to wear near the skin. It has a satin weave that gives it a high shine and almost liquid appearance. It’s been popular in lingerie since the early 20th century, and is still used consistently in high end lingerie. The third woven fabric made out of Silk is a blend of Silk Charmeuse and Spandex. Popularly called as Stretch Silk Charmeuse, it is often used for making special occasion designer bras. The next woven Silk fabric on our list is China silk also called as Silk Habotai.  More commonly used as a lining fabric, china silk can be a relatively inexpensive choice for Lingerie item such as slips. It’s smooth next to the body and very thin, so it does not add bulk. The next on our list is Crepe de Chine. Also called Chinese Silk Crepe, this Crepe fabric has the flow of other silk fabrics such as silk charmeuse, but without the high shine. Crepe is dull and textured, so it does not show every lump and bump on the body the way a satin finish does. Silk crepe makes luxurious loungewear, pajamas, robes, slips, and nighties. Now let’s talk about another woven Silk fabric, Silk Organza: Organza is a magical silk fabric that is both light and sheer, yet stiff and strong. It tends to stand away from the body and creates volume.

While this stiffness is not ideal for most comfortable lingerie, organza makes a perfect interfacing when you don’t want to add a lot of bulk and don’t want any stretch. Having a touch of sparkle, Organza is a beautiful fabric for adding decorative notes to your lingerie. Add shaped motifs that subtly catch the light, or why not add a petticoat layer to your babydoll? The next 2 woven Silk fabrics you may use are Silk Chiffon and Silk Georgette: These sheer fabrics are incredibly light, flowing, and delicate. Silk Chiffon is the lighter of the two, and has an ethereal quality. Layers of chiffon can be used to build up different colors and tones within a garment. Silk Georgette is similar, but has more texture and opacity. They make lovely kimonos, or can form a sheer skirt on a nightie. Friends, let us now talk about woven fabrics made out of synthetic fibers.

The first on the list is Polyester. Polyester is the most common synthetic fiber. It is heat and colour resistant, dries quickly, doesn’t crease and shrinks less than for example cotton fibers. Polyester is also more elastic than cotton. It is more durable and is often used in functional Lingerie such as sports bras since it doesn’t hold moisture. Polyester fibers wick moisture away from the body but instead of it being absorbed by the material it evaporates. The result is that the material feels dry. When polyester is dyed, the fibers hold their colour better than for example cotton, which can fade when it’s washed. Polyester fiber is versatile and can be made into a wide variety of different woven fabrics such as Polyester satin, Polyester Georgette, Polyester Chiffon, Polyester Crepe etc. However, there are also some downsides to Polyester fabrics. They burl easily. Another popular synthetic fibre used in Lingerie especially Panties is polyamide, also called Nylon. It is one of the strongest of all raw textile fibers, even when it’s wet, and is much more elastic than natural fibres. It is easy to look after, rarely creases and doesn’t burl unlike polyester and cotton. It feels soft against the skin, is breathable and has good resistance against moisture and sebum. It is more resistant to moisture than polyester but takes longer to dry.

Both nylon and polyester are widely used in the production of sports bras. If you do a little research on this, you will find that most sports bras are made of  90% nylon + 10% spandex, or 90% Polyester + 10% spandex fabrics. A small proportion of spandex fibres is blended with the fabrics to improve the 

elasticity. Nowadays, a blended fabric made out of 69% Nylon, 18% elastane & 13% polyester is widely being used for making sports bras. However for making common bras, cotton fibers are blended with polyester or Nylon or both. In this way, those blended fabrics could retain the wear resistance and intensity of synthetic fibers and also the breathable and hygroscopic properties of natural fibers. Friends, last on our list are semi-synthetic fabrics like Modal & Lyocell also called Tencel. Both Modal and Lyocell are made from regenerated cellulosic fibres. Both are extremely soft against the skin. Nowadays, premium panties and pyjamas are made from Modal and Lyocell fabrics.

Friends, I am grateful to you for watching this video. I hope that products made out of our fabrics would increase positive energy in your life. To view our collection of woven Fabrics for Lingerie manufacturing, please click on the link below. To know more about fabrics, you may call us at +91-9971106200 or email us at charu@charu.org.in . Thanks a lot.

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Do you know that your home sewing machine is the original inspiration for machine embroidered fabrics & laces? Are you a Garments, Accessories, Home furnishings or a Shoe Manufacturer who wants to know more about Schiffli embroidered fabric? If yes, then do watch out this video till end. Hello, this is Tushar from Charu Creation Pvt Ltd, a fashion fabric company at Nehru Place, New Delhi. So friends, Schiffli is an embroidery machine which is used to create embroidered fabrics & laces.

They are also called Schiffli Embroidered fabrics & Schiffli Laces or Chemical Laces. The schiffli embroidery machine is a multi-needle, industrial embroidery machine. It was invented by Isaak Gröbli in 1863. The word ‘schiffli’ is derived from the Swiss dialect of the German language, where it means ‘little boat’, referring to the hull-like shape of the shuttle used to produce this type of fabric & lace. The front part of the boat or ship is called as a Hull.

The patterns sewing machines could produce on cloth were the initial inspiration for the concept of Schiffli embroidery. This is how Groebli came up with the idea of inventing a shuttle that consisted of a bobbin of thread and the machine that utilizes a large number of needles that work at the same time along the length of the fabric, forming lock stitches, much like the sewing machine. The Schiffli machine is a multi-needle loom, whose field of embroidery is wide, constant and coinciding. This machine uses approximately thousand needles that are placed in horizontal lines, one above the other.

In case of Schiffli Lace also called chemical lace, the fabric on which this embroidery is created is known as the ‘sacrificial fabric’ because after the embroidery is completed, the length of the fabric is immersed in a chemical bath in which the un-embroidered patches dissolve and the lace remains.

The characteristic feature of Schiffli embroidery that differentiates it from other forms of machine embroidery is the ability to create diverse luxurious patterns with 2-dimensional & 3-dimensional effects.

There are many varieties that can be found in Schiffli embroidery, based on thread type, thread color, patterns, fabrics, and usage.

1. Embroidery with Borer Holes / Eyelet: Borer Holes are small perforations that can be made in many 2-D shapes and are rimmed with either cloth threads or metallic threads. The complete effect is achieved when stitches are placed on the outer edges of the eyelet.

2. Embroidery on Net: This type of Schiffli embroidery makes use of net-like base fabrics on which the embroidery is created.

3. Embroidery with Applique: In this variant, the second layer of fabric is added to the base fabric at the beginning of the process. However, this is rolled up and secured on the upper roller of the loom while the base is being embroidered. The front yarn is then cut, the applique fabric spread out and then the embroidery is continued.

4. Embroidery in Colors: In order to get a variety of colors within the embroidered fabric or the chemical lace, there are two types of techniques that can be used. One involves the usage of separate strands of thread in different colors while the other uses one multicolored yarn in its creation.

5. Embroidery with Metallic Thread: Metallic threads are used specifically to add sheen and shimmer to the fabric or lace. These threads, since they’re made of synthetic fibers, are strong, durable and available in a variety of colors such as gold, silver, copper, back, green or emerald, wine red and other luscious hues.

6. Embroidery for Borders: This type of Schiffli embroidery is classified based on its usage for embellishing the edges or the borders of a garment.

7.  All Over Embroidery: Schiffli embroidery, when done all over the fabric, involves embroidering the cloth continuously with one pattern from one edge to the Other. The running length of schiffli embroidered fabrics & schiffli or chemical laces is either 14 meters or 20.5 meters.

Schiffli embroidered fabrics & laces are extensively used to create women apparels. Among its other uses are creations of lingerie, home décor items and as frills on cushion covers.

Friends, to view our collection of Schiffli Embroidered Fabrics and Schiffli or Chemical Laces, click on the link given in the description of the video. Friends, I hope that products made out of our fabric collection would make your ventures profitable. For any enquiry regarding fabrics, you may call us at +91-9971106200 or email us at charu@charu.org.in. For regular updates, subscribe to this Youtube channel & press the bell icon. Thanks a lot.

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